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Uncharted Territory: Postsecondary services & higher education models for adults with disabilities


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Presentation for Education Industry Investment Forum introducing private equity investors & for-profit education leaders to market potential & community need of this underserved education segment.

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Uncharted Territory: Postsecondary services & higher education models for adults with disabilities

  1. 1. Crawford 2010<br />Uncharted Territory: Postsecondary services & higher education models for adults with disabilities <br />Rob Crawford <br />Education Industry Investor’s Forum<br />March 2, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Session Agenda<br />Market characteristics & demographics<br />5 key trends for segment opportunities<br />Q & A<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  3. 3. Some “Did you knows?” about the education & career segment of People with Disabilities <br />Crawford 2010<br />
  4. 4. Item: If disability were a country<br />It would be the 3rd largest behind China and India with 750 million people<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  5. 5. Item: If disability were a state in the US<br /> It would be the largest in the country <br />with 56 million residents<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  6. 6. Item: If disability were a political party<br />With an estimated <br />37.5 million eligible voters, <br />disability rights <br />is an emerging brand of identity politics. <br />Crawford 2010<br />
  7. 7. So… Red or Blue, They are pretty much nationwide…<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  8. 8. Higher education and postsecondary participation rates are increasing<br />Crawford 2010<br />
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  10. 10. Adult students with disabilities demographics changing<br />Crawford 2010<br />
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  12. 12. Additional References:Participation rates, assistive technology & Federal data setsfor students with disabilities<br />Crawford 2010<br />
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  16. 16. However, it is a minority group with unacceptably high levels of unemployment<br />Crawford 2010<br />
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  18. 18. Employment rate: adults with a work limitation employed in the United States from 1981-2008 <br />Employment has dropped to half of what it was 20 years ago during a recession! <br />Crawford 2010<br />
  19. 19. Each year, over 200 billion dollars is spent in entitlements rather than on training/employment<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  20. 20. Crawford 2010<br /> One out of five Americans have some kind of disability<br />
  21. 21. What it feels like to live with a hidden disability<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  22. 22. Full accreditation through NCA CASI, private school /program approval with AZ DOE, VA VR&E &RSA<br />LDI curriculum addresses specific developmental, academic & career needs of under-prepared or inexperienced young adults<br />Core program emphasizes major life demands of adult functioning requiring independence & personal competency in adult, workplace & academic proficiencies.<br />3 post-secondary options into community-based higher education, occupational training programs, or competitive employment<br />General education outcomes /course competencies assessed with performance-based rubrics, learning matrices & other assessment tools<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  23. 23. What adults with hidden disabilities look like<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  25. 25. DSM V CHANGESsubstantial enrollment increases for autism & intellectual disabilities<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  26. 26. New HEOA provisions<br />focus on colleges <br />developing programs<br />for these populations<br />
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  28. 28. VETERAN’S AFFAIRS VR&E PROGRAM45/450 Proposition<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  29. 29. 45 Billion in funding <br />for 450,000 veterans <br />with disability<br />Photo credit: Media DisnDat<br />
  31. 31. Obama administration to create <br />100,000 new Federal jobs for PwD <br />
  32. 32. RACE TO THE TOP:COLLEGE & CAREER OUTCOMES FOCUS<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  33. 33. Educational achievement <br />is not a predictor <br />of a well-prepared employee <br />
  34. 34. Educational achievement is not a predictor of a well-prepared employee <br />Crawford 2010<br />34<br /> Extensive training in “soft skills” increases cost of doing business <br />
  35. 35. PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPSleveraging state funding& building community collaborations<br />Crawford 2010<br />
  36. 36. Creating new & sustaining existing programs to increase access, recruitment, retention &completion rates for students with disabilities<br />
  37. 37. Workplace skill demands raises bar to employment for people with disabilities <br />Crawford 2010<br />37<br /> These are not embedded skills in the current educational system <br />
  38. 38. Uncharted Territory Value PropositionRisk vs. Reward <br />Crawford 2010<br />
  39. 39. CONTACT INFORMATIONRob Crawford(623)773-2774, ext. 217Email: lifedevelopmentinstitute@gmail.comOpinions:http://blog.lifedevelopmentinstitute.orgPersonal and Microsoft clipart photos except where noted <br />Crawford 2010<br />