The Inclusive higher education imperative: Promoting long-term postsecondary success for students with intellectual disabilities in the COVID-19 Era

Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Emily Moseley, Harold Kleinert, Johnny Collett, Phillip Rumrill

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Abstract

Despite a growing societal commitment to include students with intellectual disabilities (ID) on college and university campuses, including a robust proliferation of programs in recent years, postsecondary outcomes for these students lag far behind those of non-disabled students and students with other types of disabilities. This article establishes the need for inclusive higher education programming for students with ID, examines current best practices among colleges and universities in preparing students with ID for adult life roles such as independent living and employment, and describes an innovative statewide support model that is currently being implemented in Kentucky Implications for delivering inclusive higher education programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are emphasized throughout the article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Volume87
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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© 2021 National Rehabilitation Association. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Poverty
  • Race
  • Vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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