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Site of the Day: Think College

By October 14, 2009

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What It Is: "Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals."

Who's In Charge: "Think College is a project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Think College initiatives are funded by grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of Special Education Programs."

Why It's Worth Checking Out: College isn't something parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities are often invited to think about. This site offers a doorway to that dream, and gives advice to parents, prospective students, and the professionals who will need to help about opening that door and walking through it.

Where to Start: For Families

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October 15, 2009 at 11:34 am
(1) Cate Weir says:

We are so pleased to be featured as your site of the day. We hope parents will visit our site, or perhaps chat with us on our Facebook page. Parents are an important engine driving this work.

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