Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) helps young adults ages 18-22 with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder to attend institutions of higher education. Since 2007 the ICE initiative has offered grants to school - college partnerships to enable students to attend college courses in an inclusive manner, participate in campus life, and develop employment and independent living skills.
Students with intellectual disabilities who are eligible for the program must be:
- 18 to 22, have not passed MCAS, and are eligible for special education services as documented through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP); or
- 20 to 21, have passed MCAS, but still eligible for special education with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) because of significant functional disabilities, transition needs, etc.
See a video about ICE on https://massadvocates.org/transition/.