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About Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

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Key Activities

Coordination: Serves as the National Coordinating Center for the 27 federally-funded Transition Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) projects.

Training and Technical Assistance: Provides training and technical assistance through on-line learning modules, webinars, face to face training, and publications.

Dissemination: Develops, collects and shares resources related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Thinkcollege.net provides information about college programs that are available, a on-line searchable Resource Library as well as information about what is happening at the state level. Think College e-News is also published quarterly.

Research: Conducts research on current and promising practices that support individuals with intellectual disabilities to gain access to and be successful in inclusive postsecondary education, including conducting evaluation of the TPSID projects.

Think College is a project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  It is funded through several federal grants.  Click HERE to read more about each grant project.