Postsecondary Education





AUCD2015: Submit a Proposal Today

Deadline: June 5

AUCD is currently accepting proposals for our 2015 conference. This call for papers includes submissions for concurrent interactive presentations, concurrent panel presentations, single presentations, and posters. Proposals are welcomed on a multitude of topics on all things disability, including but certainly not limited to advocacy, behavior supports, disability studies, employment, health and wellness, leadership development, self-determination, technology, and much more.

Students in the first graduating cohort of TOPS toss their caps in the air in celebration after a commencement ceremony on May 8. Credit: Amanda Etchison / Campus Editor


Ohio State's TOPS Program Celebrates its first Commencement (OH UCEDD/LEND)

A soft recording of "Pomp and Circumstance" played as the doors to the Ross Heart Hospital auditorium swung open to reveal a line of seven beaming soon-to-be-graduates. Wearing traditional black robes and scarlet and gray tassels, the students - the first graduating cohort from the Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings program - walked single file to their seats at the front of the room, sat down and eagerly awaited for their moment to walk across the stage and receive their certificates at a commencement ceremony held on Friday.



Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance Holds Capacity Building Institute at Georgia State University (GA UCEDD/LEND)

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at the Georgia State University (GSU) School of Public Health hosted the inaugural Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance Capacity Building Institute on April 16 & 17, 2015. The event welcomed college & university personnel, students, and professionals to the GSU campus. There were 23 colleges & universities represented from eight Southeastern states.


Past Events

Think College Webinar Series

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - Thursday, May 21, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Check out the upcoming webinars from Think College! The cost for each one hour webinar is $45.00, and all registrants has access to the live webinar as well as a recording to listen to later! REGISTER early, space is limited.

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2014 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

The 2014 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Related Links



Think College Publications

Newsletters, Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs

Think College Publications Think College! is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston to conduct research, training, and technical assistance for professionals, families, and students related to postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities



The Postsecondary Education Research Center Project (PERC)

Information and Resources on College Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities


Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Education and Employment

National Council on Disability Report

Research to Practice: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Institute for Community Inclusion Brief

The George Washington University HEATH Resource Center

Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities


The Next Step

Streaming video, also available for order.

The 19-minute video, "The Next Step," from the Texas DD Council presents personal stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in colleges, universities or technical schools. See the videos on line; videos can also be ordered in DVD and VHS format.


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