Swimming Upstream

Ever feel like you’re “swimming upstream” when trying to educate folks that disability is a construct of everyday life and that none of us are immune? As rehabilitation counselors and disability advocates, we certainly do. That’s why Transition2College has created the Swimming Upstream Blog, a public discussion on all things disability, with a particular interest in the intersection of disability and education. Join the conversation. We welcome the discourse!

Students with Intellectual Disabilities and College Attendance: Who Benefits?

While the idea of individuals with “intellectual disabilities” attending college is relatively new, there are more programs in existence for these students than one might realize. According to Debra Hart, who administers the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, more than 250 are offered nationwide. These include offerings from four-year, two-year, and technical/trade schools.