About SHEP

The Supported Higher Education Project of Kentucky is based on the understanding that education for all students is a lifelong endeavor.  For too long, students with intellectual disabilities have been overlooked as their peers have graduated from high school and moved on to postsecondary settings.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act Amendments (2008) provide the tools needed to remediate this situation. Read more about provisions for students with intellectual disabilities in the HEOA here.

SHEP was funded through a five year Federal grant from the Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2010-2015.