IN! is back for the school year with a new student video!
IN! is back for the school year with a new student video!
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August 2021 Newsletter
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Needs Assessment Results & Next Steps

The results are in! Since April we have been conducting a statewide needs assessment to better understand college interests of students with intellectual disabilities (ID) across the state, and barriers to college that they may be facing. Join us on September 21st at 1pm MST for a summary of the findings and a discussion of ways we can all collaborate to improve college access for students with intellectual disabilities.
Meeting Registration

Student Spotlight

Vince, a 2021 graduate of Arapahoe Community College, shares his advice for college success for students with disabilities.
Inclusive higher education in Colorado self-paced modules overview

New Self-Paced Learning Series

This new five-part video series for teachers and parents will help you increase your comfort and confidence in talking to students with ID about college as a post-graduation option. 
  • Module 1: Students with Intellectual Disabilities in College
  • Module 2: History and Comparison of Disability Services in Colorado
  • Module 3: Colleges in Colorado Offering Inclusive Higher Education
  • Module 4: Preparing ALL students for College
  • Module 5: You Are Not Alone - Resources and partnerships for college & transition planning
Certificates of completion available for professional development hours
Learn more about the self-paced learning modules
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Upcoming Webinar

Join IN! on September 15 from 12-1pm MST for a general overview of college options for students with intellectual disabilities in Colorado. This webinar will cover supports available to students with ID at Arapahoe Community College, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Colorado Colorado Springs. This session will include time for questions and answers.
Register for Webinar

A Special Thanks to IN!'s Sponsors

As part of their annual Oil and Gas Conference, EnerCom hosted a golf tournament at Arrowhead golf course that benefited IN!. Over the past 5 years, EnerCom has raised $34,750 for inclusive higher education. 
CT Lighting held a golf tournament at Racoon Creek, which raised triple what the past 2 tournaments have raised, bringing in $7,500 to support college inclusion in Colorado. 
As part of their ongoing $10,000/year sponsorship, Johnson Storage & Moving held an all-staff town hall and check presentation. In addition, they currently employ two inclusive higher education college students. 
With the ongoing financial impacts of the pandemic, we are incredibly grateful for the dedication of these long term sponsors. Thank you! 
Group of people at golf check-in table IN! director and college student accept check from CT Lighting Accepting check from Johnson Storage

IN!'s YPB has been busy! 

IN!'s Young Professionals Board is on a roll fundraising for and raising awareness about inclusive higher education in Colorado! Their recent successes include:
  • Highlighting graduates via student interviews
  • Launching an IN! apparel store 
  • Hosting a Sip of IN! event at Mountain Toad Brewery, an event which raised ~$800, brought awareness to an inclusive employer, and provided space for conversations about college inclusion. Keep an eye out for the next Sip of IN! event! 
We are so thankful to have this group of dedicated, creative leaders who give their time to support IN!'s mission. 
Apply for the Young Professionals Board

Resource: DB 101

Thanks to a variety of state agencies, Coloradans now have access to a new benefits planning tool! CO DB101 is a  comprehensive, web-based tool to create and explore scenarios to learn how employment, earnings, marital status, and other circumstances may affect health coverage and benefits! Image and text credit of Colorado Office of Employment First. 
Visit DB 101 site


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Littleton, CO 80122 United States


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