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Insight: Think College Briefs on Policy, Research, & Practice

Insight Briefs
Think College Insight Briefs provide a detailed discussion of topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disability. Think College staff, as well as experienced practitioners and researchers from all over the United States serve as authors for the briefs.
Click titles below to download a brief or read online.  To request a print copy, email thinkcollege@umb.edu.

2014

No.TitleAuthor(s)Links to Documents
24A Shared Mission: Adult Agencies and Colleges Working Together to Support Lifelong LearningAmber TatnallDownload PDF
 
23Statewide Strategic Planning: Promoting Postsecondary Education Options for Individuals with Intellectual DisabilitiesWendy Parent-Johnson, Richard Parent-Johnson, Jeff Sheen, Daniel Bier, William McLean, Sandy Root-Elledge, Kathy Olsen and Rebekah MorasDownload PDF
 

2013

No.TitleAuthor(s)Links to Documents
22The Importance of Collaborating on Concurrent Work and Education Experiences: Kentucky  ExperiencesKathy Sheppard-Jones, Victoria Reilly and Melissa JonesDownload PDF
 
21Peer Mentoring in Postsecondary Settings: Experiences at the College of CharlestonMeghan Trowbridge, Kinsey Carlson and Edie CusackDownload PDF
 
20Establishing Inclusive Postsecondary Education Opportunities: Tips for Effective CommunicationMaria Paiewonsky, Molly Boyle, Ty Hanson, Mary Price, Pam MacDonald, Andrea SchwartzDownload PDF
 
19A Dual Enrollment Postsecondary Education Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Winthrop Transition to CollegeDebra Leach, Lynn Helms, Michelle Foster, Antigo Martin-Delaney, Caroline EveringtonDownload PDF
 
18Changing the Way We Do Business: A Job Development Case StudyAmy Dwyre and Ann DeschampsDownload PDF
 
17Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment: Shifting from State Funds to IDEA FundsMaureen Conroy, Ty Hanson, Joyce Butler and Maria PaiewonskyDownload PDF
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2012

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16Federal Financial Aid for Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesMolly BoyleDownload PDF
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15Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth with and Without Disabilities: A Secondary Analysis of American Community Survey DataFrank A. Smith, Meg Grigal and Jennifer Sullivan SulewskiDownload PDF
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14 Universal Design for Learning: Implications and Applications in UT Knoxville FUTURE ProgramDon McMahon, Catherine C. SmithDownload PDF
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13Perspectives on Life after High School for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesNila BenitoDownload PDF
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12A Prelude to Progress: The Evolution of Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesMeg GrigalDownload PDF
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11What it Means to Mentor: One Student’s Non-Traditional StoryKenneth Fasching-VarnerDownload PDF
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10Framing the Future: A Standards-Based Conceptual Framework for Research and Practice in Inclusive Higher EducationMeg Grigal, Debra Hart, and Cate WeirDownload PDF
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10bFraming the Future Insert: A Standards-Based Conceptual Framework for Think College Standards, Quality Indicators, and Benchmarks for Inclusive Higher EducationMeg Grigal, Debra Hart, and Cate WeirDownload PDF
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2011

No.TitleAuthor(s)Links to Documents
9Excel: Expanding College for Exceptional Learners Developing a Nonprofit Organization to Support the Creation of a Post-Secondary Program for Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesJulie WarmDownload PDF
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8Healthy and Ready for College!Debbie GilmerDownload PDF
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7The Reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and Its Impact on Postsecondary Opportunities for People with Intellectual DisabilitiesSteven E. EidelmanDownload PDF
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6Impact on Teacher Education Programs of Students with Intellectual Disabilities Attending CollegeMelissa JonesDownload PDF
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2010

No.TitleAuthor(s)Links to Documents
5Think, Hear, See, Believe College: Students Using Participatory Action Research to Document the College ExperienceMaria PaiewonskyDownload PDF
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4Students and Educational Coaches: Developing a Support Plan for CollegeMaria Paiewonsky and Stelios GragoudasDownload PDF
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3Employment Activities and Outcomes of College-Based Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesMeg GrigalDownload PDF
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2What’s The Point? A Reflection About the Purpose and Outcomes of College for Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesMeg Grigal and Debra HartDownload PDF
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1Overview of the Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act ReauthorizationStephanie Smith LeeDownload PDF
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