Lifelong learning promotes academic, professional, and personal development for all citizens to live lives of dignity and purpose. When students with intellectual disabilities go to college, positive impacts emerge for everyone involved. The educational institution is improved. The lives of peer students are enriched. The community is enhanced. The economy is strengthened. And the world becomes a better place.
Benefits to students with intellectual disabilities:
• Attainment of competitive employment due to graduation or certificate program
• Increased independent living skills as a result of dormitory living
• Enhanced socialization as a result of peer interactions and extracurricular opportunities
• Academic enrichment
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