Think College Announces Funding for Eight Minigrants

January 13, 2011

 Think College, at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, has funded six statewide strategic planning grants and two implementation grants to support the development and implementation of postsecondary education initiatives for students with intellectual disability.

The Think College grants are funded through a grant award from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in partnership with the Association of University Centers for Excellence (AUCD).  The following University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities were awarded the mini-grants:

Statewide Strategic Planning Grants

IL: Institute on Disability and Human Development, The University of Illinois at Chicago,
PI-Robin Jones

KS: Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Kansas
PI- Kathleen Olson

NE: Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center
PI-Deborah Circo

UT: Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University
PI-Jeff Sheen

WI: Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PI-Daniel Bier

WY: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, University of Wyoming
 William MacLean, Jr. and Sandy Root-Elledge

Postsecondary Education Implementation Grants

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

NM: Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
PI-Tanya Baker-McCue