Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment

  • Description
  • Funding History
  • Proposals

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment for Students with Disabilities assists youth with severe intellectual disabilities between the ages of 18 and 22 so that they can take college courses through partnerships between school districts and public colleges and universities. The program aims to increase the ability of students with severe disabilities to gain the higher education, life skills, and employment experience necessary to thrive as adults.

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment began as a pilot program in 2007 to help establish partnerships between school districts and community colleges to help special needs students transition out of high school into adult life. It has grown and expanded to more campuses over the past decade.

The goals of Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment include helping students with disabilities establish academic, career, and life skills to become productive and empowered members of society. In 2012-2013, 120 students were enrolled in the program at 6 partner colleges and 23 school districts. Funding provides coordination for student support staff, partnerships, and technical assistance to school districts and colleges to help implement ICE.

One of the most successful Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment programs at Holyoke Community College became independently self-sustaining several years ago, meaning they no longer require grant funds to provide these services students with disabilities.

Updated June 2015

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