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.
The Think Inclusive College West Coast Coalition is the regional hub for Think College. It is a collaboration of higher education professionals, transition educators, inclusive college advocates, parents, and youths age 15 – 25 in Oregon, Washington, northern California, and Idaho. Working collaboratively, we successfully advocated for a college program at PSU. Together we will explore best practices and innovative programs to builds partnerships and collaborate to create more post-secondary inclusive options for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the NW region. We encourage you to join us to bring about powerful, positive change!
If you would like to be a part of this work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ADULT TRANSITION SUMMIT: COLLEGE & CAREER SUCCESS FOR ALL
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
OPENING DOORS TO INCLUSIVE COLLEGE OPTIONS
All Born (in) Conference Master Session presented by Think Inclusive College West Coast Coalition featuring local and national presenters
Together we will learn and share with national and local experts on transition and inclusive college! This powerful day builds on successes and creates action steps for youth (16-25), parents, educators, professionals, and anyone interested in increasing inclusive higher education opportunities in the NW region. Receive information, network, and take part in state-level advocacy around inclusive postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual disability (ID) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, northern California, and Nevada.
Andy Arias, Advocacy Professional
Debra Hart, Think College
Denise Rozell, AUCD
Lori Cooney, Think College
Stephanie Smith Lee, NDSC
More coming soon!
Registration will be available soon.
SAVE THE DATE!
Research shows that inclusive post-secondary education leads to better employment, social, and community living outcomes for people with disabilities. The Think Inclusive College West Coast Coalition Advisory Group is dedicated to opening doors to inclusive college options for students with intellectual disability.
Attend one of the upcoming information nights at Portland State University to find out more about their Career and Community Studies certificate and experience! First day of Fall Term is September 28, 2020!
We need zero judgment of families and to meet them where they are and encourage high expectations and increase their confidence and knowledge as advocates. We need to help support their next steps and empower them to reach their child’s dreams and maximize their inclusion.
Five years ago, we asked our children what they wanted for their future, encouraging them to envision no limits. A shared dream was college. Emma had choices and options; there was no college option for Dan in Oregon.
Press About Think College
PSU program opens doors of higher ed to students with intellectual disabilities. (portlandtribune.com)