Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice bygenerating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, andengaging with students, professionals and families.

Think College Inclusion Oregon Coalition is a growing movement dedicated to creating college opportunities for youth in Oregon. We are actively pursuing funding to help make college dreams a reality for all families.

If you would like be a part of this work, please email info@nwdsa.org.

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 Members of the Coalition meets with senator Ron Wyden to discuss college opportunities

Members of the Coalition meets with senator Ron Wyden to discuss college opportunities

No Dead Ends for Kids

Angela Jarvis-Holland and her son Daniel recently presented testimony at PPS Board of Education meeting. Angela discussed the Think College program, and Daniel shared his college goals and asked members of the Board to be on his team.

Press about Think College

“College access not impossible anymore for those with intellectual disabilities”

Daniel Jarvis-Holland, 16, is hoping to be eligible for a new Portland State University program in which students with intellectual disabilities would attend a part-time work study program and part-time college courses.

Read the full article at portlandtribune.com

“Surprising idea for special education students: Go to college”

Daniel Jarvis-Holland is a sophomore at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has Down syndrome and wants to go to college. Now he finally can. PSU is pioneering a way for young Oregonians with intellectual disabilities to attend college via the Think College Inclusion Oregon (TCIO) project.

Read the full article on Oregonlive.com

 Quinn, Eddie, and Daniel speak at the All Born (in) conference

Quinn, Eddie, and Daniel speak at the All Born (in) conference