First Advisor

Mary E. Morningstar, PhD

Date of Award

Winter 3-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors






intellectual, developmental, disabilities, inclusive, education, review


With the purpose of evaluating the impact of Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) effects on those experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), a systematic literature review was conducted. Proponents of the expansion of these programs often cite participant growth in academic-related skills, socialization, and competitive integrated employment. While several studies document these benefits, few studies present and discuss all the data collectively. This review aims to both locate the data that shows how IPSE programs affect the students within them as well as to provide a location in which all the data can be accessed. A thorough conducting of the research found that IPSE students receive all three benefits detailed above. The authors of this review hope that it can promote further research, understanding, and development of IPSE programs to the benefit of those with disabilities. Providing information regarding these programs and the benefits they provide participants serves to increase access to these programs, thereby promoting opportunities for quality education.