Who We Are
Housed in the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, the Georgia Inclusive Post-secondary Education Consoritum is a group of people dedicated to ensuring that every Georgia student has access to learning after high school, regardless of intellectual or developmental disability. We are colleges and universities, we are community support agencies, we are families, and we are K-12 educators. Together, we are ensuring that every Georgia student with an intellectual or developmental disability has the opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
How We Came to Be
The consortium came to life in September 2011 through a $15,000 Think College! mini grant. However, this consortium has been much longer in the making. The process started 10 years ago through a gathering of providers. Now, the consortium is meeting monthly to keep pace with some ambitious goals, including getting more universities and colleges to pledge to find ways to offer inclusive post-secondary education to young people with disabilities that are currently precluded from participating in college life. That includes the opportunity to audit courses or pursue a non-degree curriculum.