PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is collaborating with the University of Memphis Institute on Disability (UMID) to host a summit for the state of Arkansas and surrounding area higher educational institutions on inclusive higher education transition programs for students with intellectual disabilities. The Arkansas Summit will convene on the campus of UCA, Thursday, November 2nd and Friday, November 3rd.


Currently, over 250 campuses across the country have chosen to develop post-secondary education programs and over 6,000 students are being serviced. Arkansas has the opportunity to join in this movement. The goal of the summit on November 2-3 is to introduce concepts of IPSE programming and receive information from successful operators. 


These programs are providing opportunities for both students with intellectual disabilities and traditional students on campuses across America. The main goal of the summit will be to encourage other institutions to explore and learn how IPSE programs can benefit their institution, both financially and in the spirit of diversity.


Registration and meals are provided by the generous donations of UCA and UMID. If you have questions regarding the summit, please contact Dr. Shaneil Ealy, Assistant Vice President of Outreach and Community Engagement, at 501-450-5275 or sealy@uca.edu.


(Source: President Houston D. Davis, Ph.D.)



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