Resources

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.

Asbury College Connections – Jessamine County Public Schools and Asbury College partner to provide college experiences for high school students, age 18 – 21.

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 Council on 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.

Opportunity Middle College – Partnership between Fayette County Schools and Bluegrass Community and Technical College to provide college course opportunities to Fayette County juniors and seniors.

Postsecondary Inclusion Partnership - Three year pilot project enhancing opportunities for 40 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in central Kentucky

Postsecondary Opportunities Workgroup - Advisory body to Supported Higher Education Project

Ruby’s Rainbow-  Provides scholorships for postsecondary education  to students with Down syndrome.

Think College

UK Human Development Institute (HDI)

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.