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inclusive college

Supporting students with intellectual disability to access the rich learning, social, and career opportunities on college campuses is the next horizon for inclusive education. Our work here focuses on spurring new programs, examining outcomes, and evaluating support models.

research studies

  • Carter, E. W., Gustafson, J. R., Mackay, M. M., Martin, K., Parlsey, M., Graves, J., Day, T., McCabe, L., Lazarz, H., McMillan, E., Beeson, T., Schiro-Geist, C., Williams, M., & Cayton, J. (in press). Motivations and expectations of peer mentors within inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual disability. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

  • Bumble, J. L., Carter, E. W., Bethune, L., Day, T., & McMillan, E. (2019). Community conversations on inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 42, 29-42.

  • Manikas, A., Carter, E. W., & Bumble, J. L. (2018). Inclusive community service among college students with and without intellectual disability: A pilot study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31, 225-238.

  • Blustein, C. L., & Carter, E. W. (2016). Promoting social interactions and job independence for college students with autism or intellectual disability: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3583-3596. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2894-2


other publications

  • Carter, E. W. (in press). Perspectives of peer mentors supporting inclusive higher education. Think College Fast Facts, Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion. 

  • Carter, E. W. (2018). Inclusive higher education and a future of flourishing. In Inclusive higher education: Practices and perspectives from the Southeast (pp. 4-13). Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.