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AbleLight College

Opportunities await for students with developmental disabilities to pursue their dreams at AbleLight College.

Building Brighter Futures

AbleLight College is a unique and exciting postsecondary certificate program designed to meet the higher education goals of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through our traditional 2-year program or our new 3rd year Fellowship program, we prepare students to become independent adults living an integrated, purposeful life in their communities.

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Our 2023 Graduating Class

Congratulations to our AbleLight College at CUW 2023 graduates! This past spring, we were so proud to watch our students cross the stage and celebrate their amazing accomplishments. Hear from our graduates and their families on this exciting day!

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Our Framework

We use proven practices that help students to live a more independent life after completing our program. 

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Our quarterly newsletter, The Light, is driven by the students of our program and details their experiences.

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Interested in enrolling at AbleLight College? Get started today!

What our students say

“AbleLight College helped me grow as a person to be independent and to believe in myself.”


“I’ve learned to be more assertive, and more patient.”


“I’m learning how to branch out in the world.”


Ready to get started?

We are currently enrolling for the 2024 academic year at both our Mequon, Wisconsin and Ann Arbor, Michigan campuses!