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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College can be especially costly for students with disabilities. Many families pay out-of-pocket for tuition, assistive technology, and tutoring. We believe it's vital for students with disabilities to know the funding options available to them. Check out this guide on the best scholarships for students with disabilities.
We are so excited to be receiving applications for the Fall 2020 semester!
If you know a student who would benefit from IHECP's continuum of services, let us know or share with them how studying with an inclusive college like IHECP can help students gain independence and achieve their educational goals:
The need for remote learning isn't new — students with disabilities have always needed it. Because of the effects of coronavirus, though, we're finally seeing shifts that allow education to be more accessible for all students. Hopefully, this continues for our students who will continue to need these services.
While we are unable to host our annual IHECP Certificate Ceremony, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate! Dean Elizabeth Hinde is the recipient of our 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, and we look forward to presenting her with her award when we can finally see her in person again!
There's a lot of discussion about using the term "difference" instead of "disability." But here at IHECP, we are embracing the word "disability. Here's why:
Are you or someone you know considering inclusive college for a student with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities? Here are 5 tips to help you (or them) find the right college.
We consider our inclusive education services to be highly adaptable to a student's needs — and just as unique as they are! Learn more about IHECP services and how we support students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
IHECP has gone totally virtual — and it's going well! Do you know a student who would benefit from online college prep or academic coaching? Let them know we're taking applications!
Learn more about our services to determine which program is right for you or your student here.
For students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, remote learning can be a new challenge. Our Executive Director, Cathi Allen recently recorded a training on how to teach at home.
Many students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities are leaving high school expecting to go on to college and transition to work and community life. However, until recently, these individuals have had limited access to higher education. Now, thankfully, students with different abilities have options.