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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!

Think Inclusive College Advisory Group

If you would like to be a part of this work, please email

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Latest News about TCIOC

A message from Angela Jarvis-Holland and survey request designed for parents/caregivers regarding online learning. The survey will help us in our efforts to provide resources and help direct our advocacy for inclusive online learning. Thank you in advance for your support!

Here's a plain-language resource for sharing how to help prevent COVID-19.


Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220

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.


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!

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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