Does participation in higher education make a difference in life outcomes for students with intellectual disability?

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Background: There has been a great migration of students with intellectual disability (ID) into the college world. The Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 (HEOA) has opened the door to postsecondary education to a previously untapped market of students. As a result, programs for students with intellectual disability have been developed around the country to support this historic systems change (Lee, 2009). Along with improved job prospects as one important measure of success, college participation also brings opportunity for personal and social development. Objective: With seven...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Disability; Higher education; Equity; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Disabled

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Birmingham, Alabama: IOS Press, 2016

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Journal volume: 44

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 295-298

ISSN: 1052-2263, 1878-6316 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 134.604

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