Trends and Outcomes for College Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Think College, the National Coordinating Center for the Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID) has collected three years of data from 27 model demonstration projects through its comprehensive evaluation system. This session will share key data points and what is emerging in terms of promising practices and student outcomes. 1. Participants in this session will be made aware of new information related to the emerging promising practices for the provision of higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. 2. Participants will learn what outcomes are being attained by the students attending TPSID programs. 3. Participants will learn how TPSID programs are similar and how they are different from one another, and which practices are resulting in better student outcomes. 4. The NCC Evaluation System offers data and analysis that pulls together the experiences and approaches of 43 different PSE programs, thereby offering families a wider perspective on these programs and how they operate.

Debra Hart, Cate Weir, Meg Grigal