• Post Secondary Education

    Postsecondary Education


    Think College


    "Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with  intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with  intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families."


    Alamance Community College

    1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd.

    Graham, NC 27253

    Phone: (336) 578-2002

    Fax: (336) 578-1987

    ACC welcomes the opportunity to accommodate students with special needs. Admissions procedures, documentation requirements, and available services are found through a link on Blackboard established with the Office of Disability Services.  Students with special needs should contact the disability services counselor, Monica Isbell at (336) 506-4130 before beginning classes. We want to make sure that every student has the opportunity for a successful experience at the College.

    Alamance Community College

    Monica Isbell, Coordinator of Special Needs & Counseling Services

    Career College

    PO Box 8000

    Graham, NC  27253

    Phone: (336) 506-4130



    Career College is a full academic year, post secondary certificate program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  This entry-level program provides a foundation for transitioning into a career or additional coursework.   The students further develop reading, math, and computer skills along with participation in a hands-on practicum experience within a specified program of study.  Students at least 18 years old, who have been referred by high school OCS teachers, transition coordinators, OE Enterprises, or Vocational Rehabilitation Services, can attend.  Career College currently offers three programs: Automotive Assistant, Health and Public Services Assistant, and Nursery/Greenhouse Assistant.


    Appalachian State University

    AS-U-R Program


    AS-U-R Office

    213-D Edwin Duncan Hall

    730 Rivers Street, ASU Box 32177

    Boone, NC 28608

    Rose Matuszny, Ph.D.

    ASU Project Director



    As-U-R is a student support program that provides a variety of services and resources to students who struggle with academic tasks such as organization, planning, and judgment. These and other related behaviors are also referred to as Executive Functions.


    Aspiring Aspies

    2432 Bailey's Landing Drive

    Raleigh, NC 27606

    Phone: (919) 616-4976


    Aspiring Aspies, L.L.C. Is a private coaching and consultation service delivered specifically to meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are in a higher education setting.  Students in this setting often require life coaching and supports on campus that are not necessarily offered through school programs.  Aspiring Aspies serves students in the triangle area and provides individualized supports in areas such as organization, self-advocacy, and socialization.


    Beyond Academics

    Eric Marshburn

    3607 MHRA Building

    1111 Spring Garden Street

    Greensboro, NC 27412

    Phone: 336.334.3905

    Fax: 336.334.3661

    Email: ericmarshburn@uncg.edu

    Website : http://beyondacademics.uncg.edu

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a four-year certificate course of study that prepares them for a self-determined life emphasizing careers, meaningful avocations, and community living. Beyond Academics is a nonprofit partner of the university that provides support and services for enrolled students.


    College Star


    College STAR (Supporting Transition Access and Retention: A UNC System Initiative Supporting Students with Learning Differences) is a grant-funded project that is enabling participating universities in the UNC System to partner in the development of initiatives focused on helping campuses become more welcoming of students with learning differences. These initiatives include both students and faculty, and are intended to support students who have identified Learning Disabilities, diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or students who do not have a disability label but who may benefit from instructional understandings and strategies designed for students who learn differently from what is typical. This work is made possible by generous funding from the Oak Foundation, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation.


    Compensatory Education at Durham Technical Community College

    1637 Lawson Street

    Durham, NC 27703

    Phone: (919) 536-7218

    Fax: (919) 686-3469

    The Compensatory Education classes serve adults diagnosed with an intellectual disability or functioning on a level equivalent to an intellectual disability resulting from a head injury.  CED offers instruction in language, math, social science, community living, consumer education, health and vocational education.  The program is designed to give students opportunities to become more independent; to benefit from pre-vocational training; and to acquire the skills they need to manage work, community, social, and personal responsibilities.  All classes offer computer aided instruction.


    Durham Technical Community College

    Compensatory Education Program

    Betty Lyons and Kathye Perry


    Durham Technical Community College offers Compensatory Education classes for adults with developmental disabilities. These courses are offered free of charge in both Durham and Orange counties. Compensatory Education has a specific curriculum and computer-aided instruction is available in all classrooms. To be eligible to participate in the Compensatory Education program an individual must be diagnosed with an intellectual disability or function on a level equivalent resulting from a head injury. To obtain a schedule of classes or for information about the course content, registration, or placement into classes, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3104.


    Durham Technical Community College

    Disability Services

    Rebecca Burke


    Durham Technical Community College provides disability accommodations and services designed to create equal access to the many aspects of education. Students have the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify with the college as having a disability or medical condition that may impact access to programs and activities.


    Students with disabilities may achieve educational access through the effective use of accommodations or services such as individualized educational planning; support staff including note-takers and interpreters; assistive technology; alternative testing arrangements; and priority assistance during registration. Through a process of individual planning, students are encouraged to use their diverse abilities to succeed.


    Students interested in services or accommodations should review the steps for students requesting disability services to learn more about the process, appropriate documentation, and the required impact statement.


    Copies of this document are also available in the Counseling and Student Development office, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 1309.


    Students with disabilities are encouraged to learn more about available services by calling a disability services staff member at 919-536-7208 or by emailing disability services at disabilityservices@durhamtech.edu.

    East Carolina University, Project STEPP

    Ms. Emily Johnson

    Associate Director/Transition Specialist


    2702 Joyner Library

    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

    Project STEPP's (Supporting Transition and Education through Planning and Partnerships) mission is to provide students with learning disabilities who aspire to achieve a college education and demonstrate the potential for postsecondary success with access and comprehensive support throughout the university experience. By partnering with these students, their families, and a variety of educational communities, Project STEPP fosters a network of opportunities and resources to empower and support students from admission to graduation from East Carolina University.

    Project STEPP offers comprehensive academic, social, and life-skills support to a select number of students with identified Specific Learning Disabilities who have shown the potential to succeed at ECU. Funded primarily with private gifts, this program provides a unique opportunity to a population that traditionally may not have access to college. Please view our informational flyer and brochure for more details about Project STEPP's supports.


    Elon University

    Academic Advising Center, Duke 108

    Susan Wise, Disabilities Services Coordinator

    Elon, NC 27244

    Phone: (336) 278-2000

    Elon University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.  One of the ways we express that commitment is in our efforts to accommodate qualified students with disabilities as they face the challenges of university life.  Faculty, staff, administrators and students work together to find approaches and accommodations that enable students to benefit from the wide variety of programs and activities on campus.


    Job Corps (available to students while in high school) 



    Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.  For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.



    "Persever8's Vision:  TECH (Training, Education, Community, Help)

    Persever8 believes in the skills and abilities of people with high-functioning autism.  We know that quality job training and life

    skills education - in an environment that is mindful of their learning styles - can provide opportunities for their talents to be developed.

    Persever8’s goal is to provide access to technology instruction that will ready our trainees for living-wage employment

    opportunities in the tech sector, job skills education to help navigate the workplace culture, and life skills to educate and prepare for the responsibilities and demands of independent adult life.   

    Our program seeks to be comprehensive and holistic.  By doing so, we focus on the four elements of TECH for all who are enrolled:


    ​T– Training: Job training for employment in tech-sector jobs.


    ​E– Education: Education in life skills and the culture of the workplace, preparing trainees for an independent adult life.


    C – Community: The opportunity to form lasting, supportive friendships with other Persever8 participants.


    ​H - Help: Persever8 is dedicated to helping our trainees receive a holistic education in the life, job, and employment skills necessary to lead a

    safe and successful independent life."

    Tar Heel ChalleNGe Academy (available to students while in high school)

    Richard Hinson

    600 NE Main St

    Salemburg, NC 28385

    Phone: (910) 525-5520


    North Carolina's Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a quasi-military program for high school dropouts, or expellees who, if left unguided, could be headed for trouble. The Program concentrates on providing these young adults with the discipline and life skills necessary to be productive members of society.

    The North Carolina National Guard sponsors the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, located in Sampson County near Clinton, N.C. However, there are no military obligations for attending the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy. Cadets are free to choose military service as one of their options, but are not required to do so.  The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a volunteer program. Anyone can recommend and assist cadets. However, an applicant must volunteer for the training and be motivated and committed to turning his/her life around through this "second chance.


    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Office of Disability Services

    Suite 215 EUC

    Greensboro, NC 27402

    Phone: (336) 334-5440

    Fax: (336) 334-4412

    Email: ods@uncg.edu

    Students with disabilities admitted to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are encouraged to inquire about registration with the UNCG Office of Disability Services (ODS).  In keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Office of Disability Services provides a full range of academic accommodations to qualified students with disabilities, including alternative testing, interpreting services, and assistive technology.  Academic growth, disability management and self-advocacy skills for students are also supported and enhanced.  For more information, visit the ODS website at www.uncg.edu/ods or contact the office directly at (336) 334-5751.

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a four-year certificate course of study that prepares them for a self-determined life emphasizing careers, meaningful avocations, and community living. Beyond Academics is a nonprofit partner of the university that provides support and services for enrolled students.


    Vance-Granville Community College, Disability Services

    200 Community College Road

    Henderson, NC 27537

    Phone: (252) 438-VGCC

    Phone: (252) 492-2061

    Fax: (252) 430-0460

    Disability Services is the College’s coordinating center for equality of opportunity in education and campus life for qualified students with disabilities.  We support individual consumer choice and independence through self-advocacy and legislatively-ensured civil rights.  DS is here to collabotate with you to determine what services and accommodations will ensure your equality of opportunity.  Each semester, we provide you with a printed form letter to the faculty and staff of the college, detailing your necessary services and accommodations and explaining how they can be implemented.

    Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road

    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Phone: (919) 866-5000

    Disability Support Services (DSS) supports students with documented disabilities.  DSS is a Student Services office under the supervision of the Dean of Students.  Our mission is to:

    Adapt the college’s general services to the specialized, individual needs of otherwise qualified students with disabilities.

    Provide equal access to Wake Tech programs, facilities, and activities to  students with disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Subpart E), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the NC Persons with Disabilities Protection Act.


    WorkSource East

    Avis Chandler, Support Services Director

    902 Corporate Drive

    Goldsboro, NC 27534


    WorkSource East, located in Goldsboro, provides vocational counseling, comprehensive vocational evaluation, employee development services and skills training for individuals with disabilities. WorkSource East offers opportunities for one-to-one instruction, smaller class sizes, customized teaching materials and individually paced learning.