Although many people with disabilities have the intellectual capacity to attend college, many need substantial support to succeed, especially when living on campus. They may need help to stay organized and turn in assignments on time; connect with professors and teaching assistants; navigate the social network within colleges and keep up with daily living skills. Others may need assistance to take advantage of the many events, clubs and opportunities available within colleges. Inclusion connections can help young adults stay on track through helping them connect with services available on campus, helping students make connections with professors, advisors, disability services, resident assistants, club organizers, and others, as needed, with the goal of improving self advocacy. In addition, Inclusion Connections can check-in with professors and students (who have signed a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) release) and communicate to parents the status of their student, helping parents relieve their anxiety.
Did you know that there is a movement in Colorado to make college accessible to those with cognitive disabilities? For more information, visit the “local resources” section of this website.