There is life after high school. For everyone.
College for students with intellectual disabilities is important. Transition from high school to employment and adult life is difficult for any young person. It is extremely difficult for those students with intellectual disabilities. A young adult with an intellectual disability can remain in school until they are 21. This often means remaining in life skills classes for 2-3 years with younger students and repeating classes that have already been taken. There are very few options for continuing education or vocational training to properly prepare students with ID for independent adult life.
Going to college is and always has been connected to greater rates of employment and higher wages. Data from the National Vocational Rehabilitation database show that youth with intellectual disabilities who participated in postsecondary education were 26% more likely to leave vocational rehabilitation services with a paid job and earn a 73% higher weekly income.
College can be an option for you and the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership will help you pursue your dreams of PSE.
If you are interested in more information, please contact: Sherri Landis, Executive Director, by email, or call 717.737.3477 for more information.