The Georgia Inclusive Post Secondary Education Consortium is a group of professional stakeholders dedicated to ensuring that every Georgia student has access to learning after high school, regardless of intellectual disability.

GAIPSEC is funded by state dollars through the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and hosted by the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

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GAIPSEC was developed in 2011 through a $15,000 Think College! mini grant. The Consortium meets quarterly to keep pace with shared goals, including identifying more colleges who may consider offering inclusive post secondary education.

We are colleges and universities, we are community support agencies, we are families, and we are K-12 educators. Together, we are ensuring that every Georgia student with an intellectual disability has the opportunity to realize his or her full potential.

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About Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) created a new kind of college program specifically for students with intellectual disability – the Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program. The Act defined the requirements of CTP programs, defined “student with an intellectual disability” for the purposes of these programs, and opened up access to federal student aid for students with intellectual disability attending an approved CTP program, even if those students do not have a standard high school diploma or are not matriculating towards a degree.  

CTP programs are:

  1. Offered by an Institution of Higher Education
  2. Acknowledged by the regional accrediting body
  3. Certified by U.S. Department of Education.

Program elements prepare students for gainful employment through:

  1. Academic courses with nondisabled students (as audit or for credit)
  2. Advising and curriculum that support individual goals
  3. Internships or work-based training
  4. Opportunities to be included in student life.
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