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November 2022 Edition 
As we near the end of this semester and look with anticipation to the next, we are filled with gratitude for this community of inclusion activists and the impact that inclusive higher education is having on so many students' lives. We hope you continue to be inspired, invested, and inclusive alongside us. In this newsletter, you will find: 


Kaitlin, a senior at UCCS, is studying sports management and loving every aspect of her college experience! We asked Kaitlin to reflect back on when she began her college journey and how she has grown over the past four years. She proudly shares how excited she was to be accepted to college and now, because of her hard work and her awesome support system at UCCS, she is eager for what comes next. Kaitlin's career goal after graduation is to work in the sports industry, and in the meantime, she is working hard at the campus recreation and wellness center (pictured above). When asked what her favorite part of college is she said, "My classes, my mentors, my friends, and the OIS staff because they're really helpful!" She goes on to talk about the relationships she has built and the independence she has gained during her time at UCCS. But don't just take our word for it, check out Kaitlin's video below to hear her share her experience. Kaitlin, we're so proud of you! Keep working hard! 
Kaitlin Favorite Part of College

Make Your Donation Go Further 

Colorado Gives Day is officially December 6th, but you can make an early donation now and see a bigger impact: 
  • Due to a generous match, the first 25 people to donate to IN! will receive an additional $100 added to their donation!  
  • Each week, Colorado Gives will award $1,000 to a randomly selected nonprofit that receives an early donation. The more early donations we receive, the more likely we are to receive $1,000 - every buck counts! 
Are you IN!? Please join us in being a part of Colorado Gives Day and supporting the work of inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. 

Application Season is Here

Inclusive higher education programs are beginning to provide info sessions for prospective families as well as open up their applications for new students. If you or your loved one with ID is interested in going to college for the 2023-24 school year, check out these important dates and links: 
University of Northern Colorado - GOAL
University of Colorado Colorado Springs - Office of Inclusive Service (OIS)
  • Application opens December 1st 
  • OIS application page
  • Virtual information sessions will be held on 11/28, 12/7, and 12/14 from 6-7pm via Zoom. RSVP to for more details. 
Arapahoe Community College - Elevate

Student Care Packages Update

Thank you to those that purchased a student care package! Because of you, we were able to gather and deliver care packages for every college student accessing inclusive higher education in CO. It was a joy to deliver these packages and remind students that there is an amazing community of supporters cheering them on! This is Melissa, a student at ACC, who loved her care package and plans to use it to help her de-stress. 

Alumni Gathering #2

We had a blast hanging out with some inclusive higher education graduates this past week. It was such a great time to reconnect, celebrate all they’ve accomplished, and hear about what they’re up to next! Let me tell you, our graduates are doing amazing things and we are so proud of them. 
We want to give a big shout-out to our IN! Young Professional Board for putting this together and for being passionate about creating a community for our alumni to stay connected to. 
The Young Professional Board is a growing community of change-makers who are dedicated to increasing awareness and support of inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. If you are a young professional that is interested in increasing inclusion in our state, click the images to apply today.

Final Fall Webinars 

Our fall webinar series is coming to a close, so you won't want to miss our final sessions. Tune in to hear from current students and parents about their inclusive higher education experience and what to expect from inclusive higher ed in the coming year. Mark your calendars and register in advance at the links below.
  • Student & Parent Panel: Friday, December 2nd @ 2-3p

    Hear words of wisdom from students and families that are currently enrolled in an inclusive higher education program in Colorado. They will share their best tips regarding how to prepare for college and navigate the transition after high school. 

  • IN! 101: Thursday, December 15 @10-11am 
    We'll be spreading holiday cheer with an overview of inclusive higher education supports available to students with intellectual disabilities in Colorado as well as a discussion surrounding what's next in our state.
Thank you for being a part of our community and supporting the work of IN! We ask you to continue partnering with us in opening doors to inclusive higher education for students with ID all across Colorado. 
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