The University of Toledo will work to develop, test and refine a statewide model that delivers inclusive postsecondary options to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Toledo Transition Program.
Through the program, students with disabilities will participate in college classes, internships and social experiences.
Dr. Patricia Devlin, UT associate professor of early childhood, physical and special education, began the program this academic year with collaboration from Ohio State University.
“Students, undergraduate and graduate, studying to be special education teachers serve as educational coaches offering individualized support for the Toledo Transition students, so it is really a win-win program for all,” Devlin said.
UT, OSU and Xavier University will serve as the three pilot sites for the new postsecondary program, of which there are more than 300 nationwide.
Devlin will discuss the Toledo Transition Program Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon in Gillham Hall Room 3100-C.