School University Partnerships
Transitioning from high school to the next phase of life can be especially challenging for youth with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). Federal mandates are in place to provide individualized transition services to students with disabilities up to age 22; however, there is variability in the location of service delivery. A growing number of school districts have partnered with institutions of higher education (IHE) in an effort to enhance postsecondary education (PSE) opportunities for individuals with IDD who are between the ages of 18-21. While there are some differences in PSE programs, the core foundational component is constant across models: establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between school districts and IHE. This paper describes PSE program models and highlights the necessity to continue to build partnerships in an effort to expand PSE opportunities for young adults with IDD.
0000-0002-9595-9075 (Horn), 0000-0001-9111-4991 (Layden)
Original Publication Citation
Horn, A. L., Bean, K. M., Layden, S. J., Terpstra, J. E., & Holloway, K. C. (2020). Building collaborative partnerships to increase postsecondary education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. School University Partnerships, 13(2), 81-84.
Horn, Annemarie L.; Bean, Kimberly M.; Layden, Selena J.; Terpstra, Judith E.; and Holloway, Karen C., "Building Collaborative Partnerships to Increase Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" (2020). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 68.