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CDS Receives Five-year Grant to Improve Employment and Independent Living Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

The UH Mānoa College of Education Center on Disability Studies has been awarded a $2.5M grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. A five-year Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program, TPSID will expand upon a highly successful model to improve employment and independent living outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID).

“This is a continuation of the work we have been doing for the past five years,” explained Project Director Eric Folk. “We have supported over 45 students with intellectual disabilities to attend classes at Leeward, Honolulu, and Windward Community Colleges. New funding will allow us to continue our work at our current sites and expand to the neighbor islands while establishing a technical assistance center for transition in the pacific.”

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