Can students with intellectual disabilities attend college?
Yes, some students with intellectual disabilities attend college and other postsecondary programs. The ThinkCollege.net website is devoted to helping students with intellectual disabilities, parents, and advocates find postsecondary programs and resources that are a good match for these students. It includes a database of over one hundred programs that serve individuals with cognitive disabilities.
The site content is organized into sections for students, family members, and professionals, and features a searchable database, a discussion board, and lists of resources. Helpful information on the site includes a table that highlights the differences between high school and college, resources on funding options, and stories of students with disabilities who are successfully pursuing postsecondary education.