MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability


In this session, presenter Beth Myers, co-editor of Creating Our Own Lives: College Students with Intellectual Disability (Minnesota, 2023), explains that students with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in higher education. She teaches at Syracuse University and is the executive director of Syracuse's Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education. In this webinar, Myers and her co-editor, Michael Gill, give voice to young adults with intellectual disability and their experiences in inclusive higher education and offers a powerful challenge to assumptions that intellectual disability is best met with protection or segregation. Myers and some of the college students featured in the book share their experiences as students enrolled in inclusive higher education programs. They provide information and inspiration that supports individuals with intellectual disability who aspire to attend college and parents seeking opportunities for their children and guidance to those reimagining and creating educational spaces.


February 2024 
Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota


  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Postsecondary education
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)