College program for intellectually disabled to expand

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A "revolutionary" program that makes college a reality for students with intellectual disabilities is poised for expansion in the region, a representative for MassBay Community College said Monday night.

But for the state-funded Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) program to see growth statewide, school districts may have to start chipping in more, a Boston schools administrator said.

About 50 people showed up at MassBay's Flagg Drive campus Monday to learn more about ICE, as well as MassBay's own Transitional Scholars Program, which the school created three years ago when its ICE grant from the state expired. Both programs aim to enroll intellectually disabled students over the age of 18 in college courses alongside their non-disabled peers.

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