Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs: A New Employment Opportunity for CTRS

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

The purpose of this course is to raise awareness of inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs and explore how a CTRS can play an important role in meeting the needs of students with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) who are enrolled in these programs. The course will explore the benefits of IPSE programs for both the students with IDD and others in the college community. An in-depth example of CTRSs involvement in an IPSE program is presented that shows the APIED process being used to make positive impacts on students at many levels of the socio-ecological model (SEM). The course also includes tips to assist CTRSs explore or create job oportunities in IPSE programs. At the completion of this course, participants will need to pass an exam with a minimum score of 70%. Participants must complete the course within 365 days of starting the course to receive a completion certificate.

Course Objectives

  • The learner will be able to demonstrate understanding of inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs, their structure, and prevalence.

  • The learner will be able to demonstrate awareness of missing data among IPSE programs and IPSE programs as an uncharted work environment for CTRS.

  • The learner will be able to identify various benefits of IPSE programs and become aware of the ways in which one IPSE program utilized CTRSs.

  • The learner will be able to Identify ways in which the APIED process can be used to make positive impacts at various levels of the socio-ecological model (SEM)..

  • The learner will be able to demonstrate understanding of the potential of CTRSs in IPSE programs, the need for advocacy, and necessary future research.

Dr. Lindsey R. Oakes, LRT, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Oakes worked within an inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program, Beyond Academics, at the University of North Carolina Greensboro for four years. In her role as Student Support Coordinator, Dr. Oakes had the pleasure of creating and providing recreational therapy services to college students with IDD, bringing three additional CTRSs on board as staff members, building recreational therapy service delivery within Beyond Academics, and creating an internship program within Beyond Academics for recreational therapy students.

Dr. Lindsey R. Oakes