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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It's time to end this legal but unconscionable practice. Help us Raise Expectations of employers while we Transform the Lives of people with intellectual and developmental differences. ... See MoreSee Less

A person can make 33 cents an hour because of their disability — and that's perfectly legal

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Happy New Year! May this year be your best yet.

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Let's raise the expectations of employers to transform the lives of all. Raising Expectations. Transforming Lives. IHECP ... See MoreSee Less

"There was a whole group of people out there that could do the job as well or better, that we were unjustly leaving behind," says Randy Lewis, a former SVP at Walgreens.

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For More Information

please contact us at info@IHECP.com

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