Southeast ADA Center Partners with the University of Kentucky to Bring Inclusive Higher Education in Kentucky

01/31/2018

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University College of Law, is partnering with the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky to expand opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to go to college.  Other collaborators on this project include the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Department of Aging and Independent Living, and public schools. This project, funded by a grant from Think College at UMass Boston, will develop a statewide post-secondary work group to establish state policy on inclusive higher education. Kentucky was one of the original states to implement Transitional Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) and through this grant the Southeast ADA Center and the University of Kentucky will build on the work of the original TPSID grant to invigorate efforts to fund and support inclusive higher education across the commonwealth. Recommendations for the project are projected to be issued by September of 2018.

For more information, contact Barry Whaley, Project Director at bawhaley@law.syr.edu.
For more information about the Southeast ADA Center, visit adasoutheast.org.

About BBI

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities.  For more information about BBI, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.