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.
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Who are “teacher candidates,” and what do they do with IHECP?
In this blog post, we talk about teacher candidates, aka field experience students, from MSU Denver’s School of Education and how their work with IHECP goes beyond fulfilling their own degree requirements to become teachers.
According to DiverseJobs, experiencing college can raise confidence and self-esteem, which promotes self-advocacy. They also say that these are key attributes that can help individuals with disabilities obtain employment and become independent members of society.
We're prone to agree.
Unfortunately, scholarship scams happen. If you're seeking scholarships for inclusive higher education, definitely read this.
At IHECP, we believe that everyone has the right to make their own choices.
Check out this resource from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making on your right to make choices.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
At IHECP, we believe that higher education for individuals with disabilities is a vehicle for self-empowerment, and it can increase students’ social circles, chances for employment, and independence.
Best Colleges has written this thought-provoking, ultimate guide to success for students with disabilities and we think every higher education student with disabilities (and their families) should read it.
We aim to help students with disabilities navigate their college experience in the most stress-free way as possible. Our hope is to be an advocate for our students during their journey.
This article from the American Psychological Association is a wonderful resource that teaches students how to adjust to their lives as college students as seamlessly as possible.
"If it was not for this program, I would not push myself out of my comfort zone and make myself do more than I thought I could." - Kate Y.
At IHECP, we encourage all of our students to step out of their comfort zone and reach their full potential. We can't wait to see what amazing things Kate does next!