This week, we bring you the first of two tips focusing on postsecondary options for students who want to continue their education beyond high school.
Many colleges across the country include students with intellectual disabilities as part of the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability, often referred to as the TPSID (pronounced “tipsid”) programs. TPSID programs in Indiana were initially established with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and support from an Indiana consortium of organizations and agencies. Though Indiana no longer has a TPSID grant, many of the original programs are still operating.
Typically, Indiana TPSID students are those expected to receive a Certificate of Completion. While participating in a TPSID program, students may be able to audit college courses, engage in activities with their college peers, and hold a part-time job.
Find the Indiana colleges and universities still actively working to include transition students on their campuses on the Postsecondary Education page of the Center on Community Living and Career’s website. Finally, for your smile of the day, watch as Mickey Deputy opens her letter of acceptance to the Inspire program at Franklin College, filling one of her many dreams.