July 13, 2011 Scott Hatley & Malissa Larson Inciting Resources, Partnerships and Access for a Sustainable Future
What does Incight do? Incight Mission: To cause the success of education, employment, networking, and independence for people with disabilities. Incight Vision: The disabled contributing to society, which in turn means they will take less from society.
Kresge Grant Overview • Partnerships with Oregon colleges and universities to increase the number with disabilities accessing higher education. • Create tools for students, teachers and counselors, including guidebooks, podcasts, curriculum, newsletters, presentation templates and other resources. • Expand the S.T.A.R.T. Program to serve school and students across the state of Oregon. • Increase capacity of school districts, teachers and counselors by providing training opportunities for each. • Introduce and distribute “Getting Ready for Life at College” guide to students with disabilities
Colleges & Partnerships • Partnership with colleges and universities to match financial aid funds 1 to1 for students receiving a Incight scholarship. • Western Oregon University (and 20 other schools) currently match Incight scholarships. • Co-host higher education focused events at colleges (Western Oregon & others) • Goal 1: Increase the number of students with disabilities attending college and the amount of scholarship assistance. • Goal 2: Increase educational and employment opportunities for college students with disabilities.
What is the College Resource Guide? • Three Sections: Getting ready for College, Life in College, • and Life after College. • Interactive Design: Can be written-in, filled out, and referred • back to throughout college. • Communicating about Your Disability: Discusses how to • request accommodations in college and at work. • Financial Planning: How to pay for your education and your • new, independent lifestyle. • Living Independently: There are many new topics to consider -- finding roommates, getting a job, making friends, communicating with your parents.
Online Tool Shed • Connectpeople with disabilities to resources: Guidebooks, podcasts, videos, curriculum, newsletters and success stories • Supply online tools to increase access to higher education • Web based & accessible anywhere • Log-in access / Subscription • Give personal guided support
Scott’s Contact Info Phone: 971.244.0305 E-mail: email@example.com Website:www.incight.org Address: 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 630 Portland, OR 97204 Malissa’s Contact Info Phone: 503-838-8250 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.wou.edu Address: 345 N. Monmouth Ave Monmouth, OR 97361