Teaching, Including, and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities provides higher education professionals and proponents of post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) with a comprehensive guide to developing new programs and inclusive practices for college students with ID.
Drawing on their own extensive experience with inclusive college programs, the authors outline lessons learned and offer helpful advice for developing, organizing, and implementing such programs. Covering topics from operating key program elements – such as career training and preparing for post-program success – to working with families and addressing safety issues, this book is both a practical resource and a springboard for generating innovative ideas to expand inclusive learning and living opportunities for individuals with ID.
This valuable resource provides a research-based overview of the key elements that any higher education professional or advocate should know when supporting students with and without disabilities.
Table of Contents
Part I. Preliminary Considerations
1. PSE Programs for Students with ID: Why, What, and How
2. Who Should Go to College? 3. Collaborating with University and Community Partners
4. Funding, Staffing, and Program Sustainability
Part II. Major Components
5. Recruitment and Admissions Procedures
6. Living on Campus
7. Course Participation
8. Career Planning and Job Training
9. Developing Campus Membership through Extracurricular Activities
Part III. Implementation and Coordination
10. Person Centered Planning and Weekly Scheduling
11. Recruiting and Coordinating Student Volunteers as Natural Supports
12. Preparing for Post Program Success
Part IV. Special Issues
13. Providing a Safe Environment and Addressing Inappropriate Social Behaviors
14. Working Effectively with Parents and Families
Kelly R. Kelley is Associate Professor of Inclusive/Special Education at Western Carolina University, USA.
David L. Westling is the Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education at Western Carolina University, USA.