Colorado expands inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities

Seven years ago, Colorado was one of only three states that didn’t have an inclusive higher education program. Today it has four programs thanks to IN Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education.

In 2016, the nonprofit lobbied the state legislature to approve funding for three pilot programs at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, the University of Northern Colorado, and Arapahoe Community College, and last year secured funding for an additional program at Regis University.

The programs, which are designed to give students with intellectual disabilities the full college experience, have been so successful, state lawmakers have now approved additional money for programs at Metro State University and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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