Resources For Families

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Here are resources for families of college students with intellectual disability.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The following webinar with TPE's Nathalie Weissman and Lara Bowen with Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation explores services available through VR.


Family Webinars

Prepare for College

Think College! College Planning TImeline

Hear tips for transitioning from IEP team member and lead advocate to a supporting role as the parent of a college student with an intellectual disability. Barb Ziemke, Co-Director of the PACER Center, presents college transition tips from a parent perspective . 

The Academics of Parent Support for College Students with Intellectual Disabilities 

KU TPE Program Director Nathalie Weissman hosts an informative webinar featuring Barb Ziemke, co-director of PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment and Brenda Aylward, KU TPE academic advisor.



No Charity: Paychecks Not Pity

Learn about employment supports, the family's role in improving employment outcomes, and how individuals with disabilities can become successfully employed. Dr. Josie Badger, co-director of the RAISE Center, provides consulting services on transition and leadership development. 

Alternatives to Guardianship

A KU TPE student can be his/her own guardian or have a guardian. Here are some alternatives to explore. 

Supported Decision-Making

Additional Resources on Guardianship