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1st Edition

Teaching, Including, and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities

ISBN 9781138618084
Published June 11, 2019 by Routledge
222 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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    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.