When we talk about inclusivity on college campuses, there’s a population that often gets left out of the conversation: students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).
Nationally, there are more than 260 inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs for students with IDD. But outside of these programs, it can be difficult for these students to get the resources they need and feel included in the broader campus community.
Lindsey Oakes, a doctoral student in the Dept. of Public Health Education, has found this to be especially true when it comes to the health and wellness of students with IDD.