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ClemsonLIFE Resources

"Each person has an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different and to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."-- John Fischer  

College is not for everyone. However, many students desire a college experience, including students with intellectual disabilities. It is for this reason that many colleges and universities now offer Comprehensive Postsecondary Transition Programs, like ClemsonLIFE. These programs offer inclusive social activities; participation in college courses; along with instruction on independent living skills, employment skills, and social skills with the goal of independent living and gainful employment to the greatest extent possible for each student.

For more information on Comprehensive Postsecondary Transition Programs, please see the links below. And let us know if you find other resources that might be of interest to other parents. We are all in this together!

Think College has a nice website with many resources, see thinkcollege.net. For a searchable Database of Available Comprehensive Postsecondary Transition Programs, see ThinkCollege Database.

The College Transition Connection works with select colleges and universities in South Carolina to design, create, and fund transition and postsecondary opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Online Resources

Other Online Resources

Books

LIFE Book


Publications

  • Collins, J. C., Ryan, J.B., Katsiyannis, A., Barrett, D. & Yell, M. (2014). Use of portable electronic assistive technology to improve independent job performance of young adults with an intellectual disability. Journal of Special Education Technology, 29(3), 15-30.
  • Hawkins, B.L., Stegall, J.B., Weber, M. & Ryan J.B. (2012). The Influence of a Yoga Exercise Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. International Journal of Yoga, 5, 151-156.
  • Hughes, E., Green, J.  & Ryan, J.B. (2011). The use of assistive technology to improve time management skills of a young adult with an intellectual disability. Journal of Special Education Technology, 26(3), 13-20.