College is life changing.

Research proves that students who have participated in inclusive higher education have higher rates of employment and have higher income levels.

Yes, you can go to college.

Motivated students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities are leaving high school expecting to go to college with their peers. We can help!

College is more than just academics

Our students make new friends, have new experiences, and explore all that college life has to offer.

Raising Expectations. Transforming Lives.

The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program’s mission is to create and administer inclusive higher education programming through university, business, and adult agency partnerships that leads to meaningful employment for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

We believe that higher education for individuals with disabilities is a vehicle for self-empowerment, and it can increase students’ social circles, opportunities for employment, and independence. The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program (IHECP) designs individualized, inclusive college experiences for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities so they can attend classes, interact with instructors and peers, and explore all that college life has to offer.

Student Services

Our university student services are designed to provide individualized supports for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
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Events

Events and open houses help the IHECP raise awareness about our student support services available on the downtown Denver Auraria Campus. Join us at one of our on-campus open houses or student activities.
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Get Involved

Your support makes the IHECP possible for students with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Whether you volunteer on campus, become a paid student mentor, or donate to support our students, you will be surprised at what a huge difference you can make.
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News & Events

Online Instruction Can (and Does) Work for Students with Disabilities

“So accustomed are people to traditional schooling they may intuitively think that special education can’t be done outside the classroom. Online schools show us that’s not the case.” Full-time online public schools in over 30 states educate tens of thousands of students, including students with disabilities.

Academic Coaching Services

College environment is more fast-paced and demanding than high school. Many students need guidance to meet these new challenges with confidence. That’s why we offer academic coaching: to help students develop the self-advocacy and executive function skills they need to thrive in college (and beyond). Learn more about our academic coaching services today!

In the Community

Partnerships