The Inclusive Concurrent Education Grant was implemented at the beginning of the fall 2012 semester after a planning period covering the spring and summer of 2012. Seven students from Boston Public Schools participated in the program’s first semester at UMass Boston, auditing a class each chosen from their personal interests. Five students completed.
The objective of the Inclusive Concurrent Education partnership is to provide secondary students with significant intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take an undergraduate course at UMass Boston. The goals are to provide an opportunity for these students to pursue their interests and to learn such skills as self-advocacy and self-sufficiency in a post-secondary school setting.
D’Avignon, Aimee; Vanderberg, Laura; Wilczenski, Felicia; and Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston;, "Inclusive Concurrent Education Partnership" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 93.