ICE program helps disabled achieve higher education

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More young people with autism and intellectual disabilities could soon be enrolling in college. 22News found out about a pilot program that has tremendous success.

The new program brings people with autism and intellectual disabilities into more college classrooms.

Students with autism or intellectual disabilities ages 18 to 22 experience barriers between high school and adult life, limiting their access to a proper education. A pilot program called Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment, or “ICE,” allows students with disabilities to enroll in classes at public universities while still in high school.

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