MIHEC Learning Community Webinars: Strategic Partnerships Derived from Common Goals


Oklahoma has three Inclusive Post Secondary Education (IPSE) options for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities which are Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTP designated) and one IPSE program for degree-seeking students with autism. Julie Lackey (Director of OKIPSE Alliance) and Yolanda Scott (Youth Programs Manager for Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board) helped build the strategic partnerships that support students’ access to college and community employment, which are essential components of the Oklahoma IPSE initiatives. During this presentation, Lackey and Scott discussed the partnerships that Oklahoma IPSE has forged with Oklahoma Vocational Rehabilitation, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and the Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board. Innovative collaborations with these organizations that have similar goals tap existing resources and funding to support students, IPSE staff, and off-campus employers when students work off-campus while enrolled and pursue competitive integrated employment after graduation.


September 2023 
Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Transition planning