Inclusive Education at The King's University

The Inclusive Post-Secondary Education initiative supports students with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their study and campus life, pursue career aspirations, develop lifelong friendships, gain independence, and build life-enriching experiences. Jointly supported by a non-profit organization, Inclusion Alberta, and the provincially-funded Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program, inclusive education opportunities are available at The King's University.

What to expect
Under this initiative, King's admits students in an enhanced audit capacity for up to four years of study leading to a certificate of completion, participation in convocation, and meaningful employment. By auditing courses and individualizing the pace of study and learning outcomes, valuable learning experiences occur alongside classmates, including full participation in class lectures, labs, assessments, group assignments, and, where applicable, field placements and practicum experiences.

King's Inclusive Post-Secondary Education team members work closely with you, your instructors, classmates and staff, and the wider campus community to create a positive experience for everyone. In addition to academic classes and participation in campus life, team members assist you year-round to find satisfying employment that aligns with your program of study. They help you discover and participate in enriching community opportunities and liaise with employers and community members to ensure everyone achieves positive outcomes.

Getting started

  • Identify a program of study at The King's University that interests you.
  • Attend a King's View Friday or open house.
  • Determine eligibility for PDD funding (mandatory) by contacting PDD Edmonton Region. PDD Edmonton Region 10258 -108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4Z7. Phone: 780.427.2817. Email: PDD.communityservices@gov.ab.ca
  • Contact The King's University Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Coordinator, Britta deGroot by phone at 780.718.1851 or email: britta.degroot@kingsu.ca

More information

  • Inclusion Alberta: Family-based non-profit organization supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, and their families/guardians.
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD): Provincial board in partnership with community and facility boards providing programs and services that support adults with developmental disabilities and their families/guardians.