The Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium (GaIPSEC) seeks to create opportunities for students who have historically not had access to post-secondary educational opportunities. Members of the Consortium are committed to providing information and training resources for individuals, families, colleges & universities, and agencies to achieve the goal of inclusive postsecondary education (PSE) opportunities for all.
Too many young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find themselves sitting at home with nothing to do, and nowhere to go when they get out of high school. It doesn’t have to be this way.
All individuals have the capacity to do great things, and to continue learning, to work and to contribute to their communities.
Colleges and universities need help finding the right tools and supports to aid all young people in this quest, and families need education and advice about their options. The consortium works with members of diverse communities to help higher education institutions implement programs that extend the dream of higher education to young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The programs target those individuals who previously were excluded from the college experience under the belief that “they can’t.” The consortium is bringing together members from all over Georgia to show that with innovation, compassion and the right resources, they can.