Think College Accreditation Council Press Release Picked up by Multiple News Outlets

Community Inclusion
1 min readApr 25, 2023

This April, the ICI’s Think College launched the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council (IHEAC), a new accrediting agency for inclusive postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disability. This announcement from our recent press release was picked up by a several news outlets.

K–12Dive published an article acknowledging Think College’s plans to seek approval from the US Department of Education and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity to become a nationally-recognized accreditor for inclusive postsecondary programs. K–12Dive shares impactful news stories shaping K–12 education. Read the full article, $224M OSERS grant program aims to improve transition services for students with disabilities.

The College Fix also published an article referencing Think College’s IHEAC. The article recognizes the ICI’s Think College as the entity leading the campaign to standardize college programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Read the full article, College students with intellectual disabilities deserve better standards, agency says.

In 2020, Think College set out to establish a process for implementing national program accreditation standards to ensure the quality and accountability of college programs for students with intellectual disability. Now in 2023, the IHEAC is on its way to establishing the national standard for inclusive postsecondary programs.

Want to learn more about inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability? Register for Think College Awareness Week, April 24–28, 2023! This week-long event will offer free, daily virtual learning opportunities with information and resources for students, families, educators, professionals, and higher education personnel.

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Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, health care and community activities.