Check & Connect: A Model for Engaging and Retaining Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education

Description

Establishes an inclusive and comprehensive model for engaging and retaining students with intellectual disabilities in higher education programs. Building on the Check & Connect model, this demonstration project is developing a postsecondary model providing Check & Connect coaches to work with college students with intellectual disabilities to address their persistence, engagement, and successful completion. The project focuses on academic engagement, social integration, comprehensive systems of student support, interagency collaboration at the state and community level, and successful program completion leading to positive employment and independent living outcomes. The project organizers believe that broad levels of collaboration are essential in supporting the outcomes of students with intellectual disabilities to achieve through their participation and eventual entry into employment and independent living.

This project was archived on 2019-08-28T00:00:00.000-05:00

Contact
Eileen A Klemm
Funder
Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Subcontract from
Central Lakes College [MN]
Collaborators
Central Lakes College [MN]
Ridgewater College [MN]

Staff

Eileen A Klemm :: Check & Connect Program Manager


David R Johnson PhD :: Professor


Topics

  • Community life
    • Positive behavior support
      • Quality outcomes
      • Education practices (K12 and transition)
        • Accommodations and supports
          • Dropout prevention and student engagement
            • Family engagement
              • Inclusive education
                • Mentoring of youth
                  • Student learning strategies
                    • Transition planning
                    • Educational accountability and assessment
                      • Assessment of individuals
                        • Evaluation of education programs
                          • Graduation requirements
                            • Quality outcomes
                            • Specific life stage
                              • Adolescents and young adults

                              Activities

                              • Dissemination
                                • Evaluation
                                  • Outreach
                                    • Research
                                      • Technical assistance
                                        • Training and professional development