Georgia State University’s IDEAL Rewrites the Narrative of The College Experience

Established in 2016 at the Center for Leadership in Disability within Georgia State University’s (GSU) School of Public Health, the Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) program was founded to provide students with intellectual disabilities (ID) the same academic, social,
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Advocacy Day at the State Capitol Brings IPSE Students to the Spotlight

On January 24, 2024, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) hosted its annual Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Advocacy Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The event serves as an opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to advocate to

Georgia Tech Program Prepares Students to EXCEL at Work

Navigating the world of employment after school is often daunting, and for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), this is particularly true. An inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) program at Georgia Institute of Technology is striving to provide students with

EAGLE Academy Allows Students with Intellectual Disabilities to Soar

The EAGLE Academy is a two-year program within Georgia Southern University that provides individuals with intellectual disabilities a chance to gain independence, skills, knowledge and confidence alongside students who do not have intellectual disabilities. The program currently focuses on years three and four of the college experience, meaning the students have either attended other post-secondary programs for one to two years, worked previously, or have been out of high school for a couple of years. 

Higher Education an Easy CHOICE for Students with Disabilities

“CHOICE is college, period. We are college, we do college, they do college. And so that’s what CHOICE is. It’s more than a program. It’s college. That’s the way I say it,” says Theresa Davis, confidently, about the inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) opportunity at East Georgia State College.

Meeting GOALS of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Thomas Harkins finds his academic pursuits keep him very busy. “My first class is at 12 o’clock all the way until 12:50. Then my last class is at 2:00 all the way until 2:50. And then after that, I have my tutoring session. So, I usually get home at around five, maybe six o’clock in the evening,” Harkins explains.

Albany Technical College’s Leveraging Education for Advancement Program Provides Opportunities for Students of All Abilities

Albany Technical College (ATC) provides unique opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to continue their education after high school through inclusive post secondary education (IPSE). IPSE programs like ATC’s Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP)  are gaining

Georgia College Opens THRIVE Inclusive Post Secondary Education in Milledgeville

Georgia College and State University is preparing to open the newest inclusive post secondary education (IPSE) this spring. Known as IPSE, inclusive college, like Georgia College’s THRIVE, is gaining in popularity throughout the state–and the country. There are now 309
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“Life is a journey, be prepared for the trip”: Destination Dawgs Brings Inclusive College Opportunities to University of Georgia

Six years ago, inclusive college was in the news thanks to a viral video of Jordan Huffman’s acceptance into the first University of Georgia (UGA) Destination Dawgs cohort in 2016. The video depicts Huffman in his room playing drums when

Students with Intellectual Disabilities Find Success Through Digital Expression in Art and Media Fields at Georgia State University

Inclusive college, called inclusive post secondary education (IPSE), is not new to Georgia, and there is a positive trend of more and more universities developing IPSE. There are 311 IPSE programs at universities across the country, with eight in Georgia