Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs in Georgia
The Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth offers a fully inclusive 2 year college experience to students with intellectual or developmental disabilities who do not meet the university requirements for admission as a degree seeking student. The program includes enrollment as non-degree seeking audit students in typical university courses alongside degree seeking students and includes social integration, career exploration and training resulting in a Certificate of Social Growth and Development.
Georgia Tech has launched the EXCEL Program. The EXCEL is a special postsecondary education program for college-age students (typically in the age range of 18 to 26 years) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).
EXCEL Students participate in Georgia Tech classes and activities and live on campus, as they prepare for their future lives and careers. This includes
· Attending classes (with accommodations and support);
· Living in on-campus housing;
· Participating in internships and career-oriented training;
· Participation in campus clubs, activities, and organizations; and
· Peer mentoring.
Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences (CHOICE) is a 2 year non-degree inclusion college program at East Georgia State College designed to provide students, who may traditionally be excluded from postsecondary education, the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop work-readiness employment skills.
Guidance and Opportunities for Academic and Leadership Success (GOALS) at Columbus State University is an inclusive postsecondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.