The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program's mission is to create and administer inclusive higher education programming through university, business, and adult agency partnerships that leads to meaningful employment for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
We believe that higher education for individuals with disabilities is a vehicle for self-empowerment, and it can increase students’ social circles, opportunities for employment, and independence. The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program (IHECP) designs individualized, inclusive college experiences for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities so they can attend classes, interact with instructors and peers, and explore all that college life has to offer.
Our university student services are designed to provide individualized supports for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
Events and open houses help the IHECP raise awareness about our student support services available on the downtown Denver Auraria Campus. Join us at one of our on-campus open houses or student activities.
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Your support makes the IHECP possible for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Whether you volunteer on campus, become a paid student mentor, or donate to support our students, you will be surprised at what a huge difference you can make.
News & Events
Take advantage of IHECP’s Free Application Event Tuesday, October 15th - Saturday, November 30th.
Instead of a single day, we’re giving you a month to request and submit an application for free!
The transition from high school to college can be difficult for any student, but students with disabilities face a unique set of obstacles on their way to postsecondary education. Thankfully, there are many ways you can prepare for the transition.
At IHECP, we’re dedicated to raising expectations of what students with disabilities can accomplish. Not just in a higher education setting, but as members of our community. Our team has extensively researched other established and successful programs across the U.S. and Canada to create a hybrid program that has become the first truly inclusive college program in the state of Colorado.
Come hear new ideas about higher education. Dr. Charlie Buckley is presenting a TED talk about inclusion and inclusive practices.
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The transition to college is a big milestone, but for students with disabilities, the additional stress of finding a college with inclusive services that fit their needs can be overwhelming. Looking for the right inclusive college is a journey, and IHECP is devoted to helping students on this journey by giving them the resources they need to choose the school that will best serve them.
There are a few questions that students and families can ask themselves when deciding which inclusive college is the right fit. Answering these questions will help narrow down the search to find an inclusive college that works best for their individual needs.