This website introduces inclusive postsecondary education (PSE) for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Illinois. You will find this website helpful if you are a representative from a postsecondary education institution and/or a student, self-advocate, parent, administrator, service provider, or policy-maker.
The Financial Services Administration (Federal Financial Aid) is reopening applications for colleges and universities who wish to be sites for experimental financial aid programs. There are two that will be of interest to programs serving students with intellectual disabilities - one that allows parents to take out PLUS loans for students with ID, and one that allows for Pell Grants for high school students with ID that are attending college. See more detail on these and all other experimental programs here: http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1321.html (8-30-13)
I've learned some things about myself at college like learning how to be organized. I also learned that to get a successful job you need an education. I've learned more about myself too. I've learned how to be more aware. I learned more about who I am as a person. I've learned how to be an independent and responsible person and I'm also learning to be more focused."-Grace