For those with intellectual disabilities, what happens after high school?
For too many of our young people, there are few viable and meaningful opportunities for continuing education. Students and their parents need more options, and CTC was created to help.
For many this is a personal quest. But the problem is bigger than anyone’s personal challenges.
- 92% of adults with intellectual disabilities are not employed.
- Research shows that students with intellectual disabilities who have some type of post-secondary experience are much more likely to obtain competitive employment, require fewer supports and earn higher wages.
- post-secondary programs have had a positive impact on student rates of employment and wages, social networks and self-determination skills.
- 87% of students in one state post-secondary program were reported to be employed or in training positions, and 100% of students reported to be involved in integrated community activities.
- One study shows that 97% of employers surveyed who had hired someone with a disability in the past indicated they would hire an individual with a disability again in the future.
- In 2005, 1,558 students with intellectual disabilities left the South Carolina school system.
- In 28 states—but not in SC—there are 110 post-secondary programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Clearly, we need a solution. That's why CTC is here.