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 bygenerating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, andengaging with students, professionals and families.

Think College Inclusion Oregon Coalition is a growing movement dedicated to creating college opportunities for youth in Oregon. We are actively pursuing funding to help make college dreams a reality for all families.

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Patrick is a young man from California who is helping lead the charge for college options along the west coast.

I am 24 years old. I go to college. The program I am in is called TCIOC or Think College Inclusion Oregon.

Think College Inclusion Oregon Coalition (TCIOC) is incredibly honored and excited to be leading the effort to increase post-secondary education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For the first time in Oregon, individuals with intellectual disabilities will have access to an inclusive postsecondary education at a four-year university, thanks to the efforts of Think College Inclusion Oregon, Northwest Down Syndrome Association/All Born (in), and Portland State University.

When she was just 11, Katie said to her mom over breakfast one morning, “Mom, I want to go to high school, then college, get a job, and have a wedding.”

Daniel Jarvis-Holland speaks about his college dreams

"I have a lot of dreams for my future. I will need more people on my team to make this happen." - Daniel Jarvis-Holland

Beauty in Diversity art reception at PCC

The “Beauty in Diversity” art reception at the Portland Community College SE Campus, Sept 2014. This exhibit was sponsored by All Born (In) and featured images celebrating our common humanity by Jodi Collins Photography, and remarks from OEIB Chair Dr. Nancy Colden and PCC board member Courtney Wilton. The event was Funded in part by the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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