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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Inclusive Higher Education: The Cutting Edge: Implementing a College Preparation Program for High School Students with Disabilities at the University of Delaware


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Brian Freedman, PhD, Senior Associate Director
Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Wes Garton, M.S. , Newark , DE, United States, DE - Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND;
Lee Plenn, M.Ed., formerly employed at UD, Glassboro, NJ, United States;


Edge Extension is a 5-week inclusive summer pre-college program at the University of Delaware for high school students with disabilities. Funded by Vocational Rehabilitation under WIOA, Edge Extension promotes increased independence, self-advocacy skills, and academic readiness for higher education through coursework, academic coaching and connections to college resources. This presentation will offer an in-depth program description, discuss challenges encountered, and present case examples of student participants.

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