Our Mission. The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program (IHECP) creates and administers inclusive higher education programming, leading to meaningful employment, for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities through university, business, and community agency partnerships.

IHECP is a Colorado 501(c)3 NonProfit Organization. 

The Adventure Begins

Why College?

Students are able to develop career skills including: professionalism, communication and ambition, and have decreased dependence on income supports.

Who is Thinking College?

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are leaving high school expecting to go on to college and transition to work and community life.

Program Descriptions

The Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program (IHECP) provides a fully inclusive, on-campus, college education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who do not meet university admission requirements as degree-seeking students.

Our Students

“In high school I felt boxed in, and that I couldn’t do anything. Since I have started college, there are more opportunities and I feel like I’ve really grown as a student in the IHECP program.” – Jordan B.

Why College Matters for People with Disabilities

Video Source: The Oregonian

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We joined a thousand of our new friends at Metropolitan State University of Denver's 2017 Convocation last night. Students were welcomed on campus and took the Roadrunner Pledge.

"As a Roadrunner, I embrace high-quality academics within our inclusive urban community.

I take responsibility for my learning and for my future success.

I value diversity and the understanding of others.

As I join this community of scholars, I commit to developing my skills as a leader. I will exemplify Metropolitan State University of Denver's Roadrunner spirit and commit to transforming myself and to making a positive, transformative impact on Colorado and the global community."
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A beautiful illustration of how raising expectations transforms lives. ... See MoreSee Less

WATCH: Chen Miller is an extraordinary teacher in Israel. Hear her show how words can shift a child's self image. Share her story and help the education system for all children. ---> If you believe i...

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Meet the young entrepreneur behind Milkroll Rolled Ice Cream, the new Denver creamery specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream 🍦

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The IHECP has a team for the DTC Water Toy Race! Thank you, Marcia Malone, for sponsoring the Metro State Inclusive Yaught Club.

Friends and families, spend a day at the Chatfield State Park beach and cheer on your Metro State Inclusive Yaught Club on Saturday, September 23rd. Click below for more information or to form your own team.
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2nd Annual DTC Water Toy Race

September 23, 2017, 8:00am - September 23, 2017, 1:00pm

FUN, zany, 4 person relay teams competing for PRIZES all to benefit Youth Education. Races include kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, obstacle course and more. Water toys provided. PRIZES AWARDED FO...

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please contact us at info@IHECP.com

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