Impact: Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities

Part of the Impact series.
Managing Editor(s)
Vicki D Gaylord
Cate Weir, Janice Fialka, Joe Timmons, Derek K Nord PhD


A newsletter issue exploring what we know, and what we still need to know, about supporting increased participation of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in postsecondary education and why that participation is important. It includes stories about students with disabilities succeeding in higher education, strategies for families and school personnel to use in supporting planning for postsecondary education during high school, research findings and historical overviews, and explanations of the education laws that can support participation in postsecondary education. Readers of this issue will find new ways of thinking about the role of post-high-school education in the lives of young people with disabilities, and about the benefits to those young people as well as our communities and nation.


Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 
Volume 23, Number 3
ICI Publications Office to request a free print copy at
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Transition planning
  • Specific life stage
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Career preparation
    • Preparing for postsecondary education
    • Postsecondary education
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)