There are many different resources related to higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. Here are some links that you may find helpful.
Access – Access to Postsecondary Education – PDF resource that answers questions for students and families about getting into college and things to think about now!
AHEAD – Association of Higher Education and Disability.
Engaging Differences – online resource for students with disabilities in Kentucky
FAFSA – Free application for Federal Student Aid
GetALife – This PDF booklet provides a self-directed tour from high school to the world after high school and how to Get A Life you want!
Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 – The HEOA outlines new provisions that may positively impact students with intellectual disabilities in postsecondary education
Kentucky Transition Signal – education resources for transition from secondary schools in Kentucky.
Life After High School – book on Kentucky students who have transitioned to postsecondary education and careers.
National Council on Disability: Re-authorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA):The Implications for Increasing the Employment of People with Disabilities
Postsecondary Opportunities Workgroup – Advisory body to Supported Higher Education Project
Ruby’s Rainbow- Provides scholarships for postsecondary education to students with Down syndrome.
We Connect Now We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.