Think College Announces Minigrant Awards

January 27, 2010

Think College Announces Minigrant Awards for Promoting Inclusive Postsecondary Education Options for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Think College, at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, announced that 8 UCEDDs were selected for minigrants to implement projects to increase opportunities for postsecondary education for students with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities.  Twenty-six applications were submitted for project funding.  "We were so pleased with the quality of the proposals submitted, and wish that enough resources had been available to fund many more of the proposals," said Cate Weir, Project Coordinator and Debra Hart, Principal Investigator.

Awardees of the 2009 Think College Minigrant Competition are:

FL: Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida
      PI: Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD

MS: Institute for Disability Studies, University of Southern Mississippi
      PI: Jane Siders, EdD

NM: Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
      PI: Cate McClain, MD

NV: Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, University of Nevada
      PI: Mary Bryant

NY: Strong Cener for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester Medical Center
      PI: Martha Mock, PhD

ND: North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University
      PI: Brent Askvig, PhD 

VA: Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
      PI: Dana Yarbrough

VT: Center for Disability & Community Inclusion, University of Vermont
      PI:  Susan Ryan, PhD


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