Higher Education Is Becoming More Inclusive Of Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Cutting Edge Program
An article from Milwaukee's NPR news station outlines how the Edgewood College Cutting Edge Program was the first college programs for adults with intellectural disabilities in the state of Wisconsin.
"I just think higher ed is more accepting [now] of students with disabilities," says Brianna Huebner, who directs the Edgewood College Cutting Edge Program.
Edgewood is the only school in Wisconsin that offers a bachelor's degree option for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Huebner says it's a highly individualized process, working with each student and their professors to provide accommodations.
"We've had a student with Down syndrome receive a bachelor's degree," Huebner says. "We have a student with cerebral palsy who's currently finishing up his requirements for a degree, and certainly students with autism as well."