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Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth


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The Academy for Inclusive Learning
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road #4101
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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The mission of the KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth is to provide an inclusive post-secondary opportunity for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) is about creating opportunities for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to access higher education. When motivated young people have the opportunity to obtain higher education, their ability to realize their potential grows by leaps and bounds – and so do their economic prospects. Individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive post-secondary education are more likely to find paid employment than those who don't, and their earnings are 73% higher than peers who do not receive post-secondary education. (Migliore, A., Butterworth, J., & Hart, D. (2009). Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. Think College Fast Facts. No 1. http://www.thinkcollege.net/publications/fast-facts).

Supportive Research:

  • Students see further education as an important step toward career success
  • Post-secondary education allows students to develop, marketable skills they cannot normally acquire otherwise
  • People with disabilities with even less than four years of post-secondary education are employed at double the rate of those with just a high school diploma
  • Earnings for people receiving post-secondary education services are consistently higher over time than for those not receiving such services
  • People who received post-secondary education services were less likely to be receiving SSI and SSDI income supports
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