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Resource: The Center for Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Disabilities The Center for Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Disabilities website is an online resource center that can be used by youth and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 12-26 and their families and caregivers to learn about how…
University of Kentucky College and Career Studies students launch new podcast: Community Spotlight Community Spotlight is a podcast highlighting different things on campus and in the community. It was started by Callie and Sara, two students in the College and Career Studies program at the University of Kentucky. Students explore campus or community events, resources,…
Upcoming National Webinar: How Educators Can Help Students with Intellectual Disability to Think College
Upcoming National Webinar: How Educators Can Help Students with Intellectual Disability to Think College DATE: December 06, 2023 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST Students with intellectual disability want to go to college – and they can! But they can’t get there alone. They need educators who understand what skills are necessary to make it…
Inclusive Higher Education Timeline Kentucky has a rich history in its commitment to inclusive spaces in post-secondary education. Over the last twenty years, multiple projects and initiatives have supported students with developmental disabilities as they engage in post-secondary education. The timeline below highlights some of the work that has gone into supporting students with their…
The Kentucky Supported Higher Education Partnership (KSHEP) is a network of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) across the state offering inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) programs.
CTPs support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to continue academic or career and technical instruction at an IHE in order to better prepare for competitive integrated employment and independent living.
About the KSHEP-TAC
KSHEP-TAC refers to the statewide technical assistance center for supported higher education in Kentucky. KSHEP-TAC is a project of the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky (UK). In that role, HDI provides technical assistance and support to colleges and universities that have established, or may be interested in establishing inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) programs.
Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are significantly underrepresented in higher education.
In Kentucky, only 18% of students with disabilities (across disability categories) were enrolled at a college or university in the year following their exit from high school.
Only 6% of students with ID were enrolled at a college or university in the year following their exit from high school.