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Achieve is a comprehensive post-secondary transition program that includes credit and non-credit classes, intensive advising, involvement in campus life, community-based internships, and assistance with job placement. All Achieve students work with an intensive advisor and career specialist to draft and implement a comprehensive, individual plan for college and career. Specific courses, campus activities, and work-based learning experiences are determined based on skills and competencies needed for the student to achieve his or her identified goal(s).
Aggie ACHIEVE at Texas A&M University is a four-year comprehensive transition program (CTP) for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have exited high school. Aggie ACHIEVE provides an inclusive and immersive college education and equips students for employment in the community. Aggie ACHIEVE aligns coursework, internship opportunities, and extracurricular activities with each student’s academic interests and employment goals. Students reside in Texas A&M residence halls and have access to all campus-related activities.
Aggies Elevated is a two-year inclusive certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities at Utah State University. Our students live in the residence halls, attend classes for credit with their typically admitted peers, participate in clubs and activities, and work at on- and off-campus internships.
The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program is an inclusive higher education program for young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Those who enroll in our program are supported by our staff through college academics, social life, internships, and more.
Students with intellectual disabilities enjoy the college experience through The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition (OCT) Program at the University of North Florida. Through OCT, adults can transition into adulthood alongside their contemporaries, maturing together in an environment that fosters independence while including supports.
Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education, and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two year, a five-semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a postsecondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) transitioning out of high school.
Funded by the Clark Family Foundation, the Clark Inclusive Scholars Program is an individualized post-secondary certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Students will typically complete the certificate program in four semesters. To earn the certificate, students will spend an average of 20 hours or more on the Firelands campus attending classes, gaining work experience, receiving individualized instruction and support, and socializing with peers.
EAGLE Academy is a certified comprehensive transition program (CTP) for highly motivated young adults whose disability is characterized by limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. EAGLE Academy students typically received special education services while in high school, graduating with either a regular diploma or a special diploma. As a CTP, our students can apply for federal financial aid.
EAGLES, or EAGLES or Education to Accomplish Growth in Life Experiences for Success, is a comprehensive transition program (CTP) for students with intellectual disabilities. The program provides a postsecondary education opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to engage in a two or four-year campus experience. It is a non-degreed program focusing on (1) academic enrichment, (2) personal and social skills, (3) independence, (4) health and wellness, and (5) integrated work experiences.
ELSA is a four-year college experience program for young adults with differing abilities at Elmhurst University. We focus on academics, career exploration and independent living skills all in the context of a four-year liberal arts University.
The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida supports the development and implementation of Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTPs) at universities, state colleges, and technical colleges throughout Florida. Learn about the 18 programs on 23 college campuses.
The Excel Program offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology is a four-year college program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) leading to two separate Certificates. Excel provides a structured, supportive, and inclusive postsecondary educational opportunity and addresses the full scope of the needs, from fundamental academics to social activities and vocational preparation.
The Mason LIFE Program is an innovative post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire a university experience in a supportive academic environment. This is a 4 year comprehensive program that includes the option to live on campus.
InclusiveU brings students of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to experience college life in a fully inclusive setting to Syracuse University. We offer REAL opportunities for our students to participate in every aspect of campus life. SU coursework, sporting and social events, and our strong, inclusive community are what makes InclusiveU a success.
What's next? For many 18- to 24-year olds, it's college or a college-like experience that serves as a transition to independent living, a job and adulthood. Through Northwestern NEXT, students with intellectual or developmental disabilities can participate in campus life and learning at Northwestern College.. This is a 4 year comprehensive program that includes the option to live on campus.
TOPS is a two- or four-year postsecondary program at The Ohio State University for high school graduates with intellectual disabilities. This inclusive program offers students the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning by auditing classes, increase employability skills through the participation in internships, and gain skills in living independently.
Path to Academics, Community and Employment (P.A.C.E) is a three-year, postsecondary certificate program designed to meet the transitional needs for young adults with multiple intellectual, learning, and developmental disabilities.
The Career Studies Program is a comprehensive transition program, where individuals can obtain a high-quality, individualized post-secondary education that leads to social and professional networks, careers, and a bright future. Career Studies is an inclusive two-year, four-semester program that includes academic and social enrichment, career exploration, and practical work experiences. Our program mission is to provide enriching and inclusive post-secondary education and career exploration experiences that lead to independence and competitive employment. Students in the program commute or live in the off campus housing with other college students.
Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was born with an unexpected, 21st chromosome. Finding out she had Down syndrome did not change her family’s expectations for her future, and they vowed to give her every opportunity they could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community. Through these expectations came the desire to help others “rockin’ that extra chromosome” on their journey toward higher education and independence. The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
The University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Works is a comprehensive integrated program for students with an intellectual or developmental disability who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus. The program is a four-year program focusing on preparing participants for competitive employment and independent living through a combination of coursework and career exploration.
Started in 1995, the Taft College Transition to Independent Living Program, also known as “TIL,” is a post-secondary educational experience that provides services for adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. The TIL Program provides instruction, training, and support on a community college campus. The comprehensive program includes curricula and training that promote acquisition of the functional, social, and career skills necessary for students to live productive lives.
Leadership & Career Studies at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University provides an authentic four-year college experience for students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Leadership & Career Studies develops students’ academic abilities, career skills and social maturity while promoting self- determination and independence so that graduates live the life of their choosing as productive citizens in the community.
Career & Community Studies (CCS) at The College of New Jersey is a four year college-based certificate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities ages 18-25. Started in 2006, this program is designed to prepare students for adult life through academic rigor, career discovery/readiness and peer socialization as part of a diverse community of learners. CCS accepts 10-12 students per Fall for participation in a cohort model.
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
THRIVE is a post-secondary program for students ages 18-25 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students have the opportunity to earn a 2-year Certificate of Success while living on campus and participating in courses and activities offered at the University of Central Missouri. Upon completion of the program, students may continue coursework in a degree-seeking program or pursue a vocation depending on interests and academic abilities.
Transitions, a premier college and career program, is uniquely designed for young adults with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, nonverbal learning disabilities and other learning differences. Crafted from evidence-based programs, our curriculum is grounded in internationally-recognized approaches that will set students on the path toward college and career success and independent life. Our curriculum and learning environments are specially tailored to give all students equal opportunities to learn and thrive. We offer full-year experiences, weekend, week-long and two- and three-week programs. We are located in Mayfield, NY and we are opening a second location in Albany, NY early 2021.
The Transition and Access program is a 4-year residential college education for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TAP students engage in academics, employment opportunities, social activities, live on campus and earn a university recognized certificate upon completion of the program.
UD's two-year, CDS-administered CLSC program offers students with intellectual disabilities academic, career, and independent-living instruction that prepares them for future employment or further education. UD's mission is to provide inclusive environments to a diverse student body, they participate in classes, clubs, campus events, and internships and work experiences. Students who attend CLSC have the option to live inclusively in UD's residence halls supported through the natural RA supports on their floors.
Succeed is a post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 through 25 years. Program participants can earn a Chancellor's Certificate by completing the two-year residential or commuter program.The purpose of SUCCEED is to encourage and develop pathways toward student independence.
UNLV’s Project F.O.C.U.S. (forming occupational and community understanding for success ) provides support to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disability in the Las Vegas Valley and local communities by providing a post-secondary education program that focuses on inclusive academics, employment, and independent living.program is a 4-year residential college education for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TAP students engage in academics, employment opportunities, social activities, live on campus and earn a university recognized certificate upon completion of the program.
Path to Independence (P2I) is an inclusive, two-year, non-degree certificate program at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). Its three components are Academic & Social, Independent Living, and Employment. Students participate in UNR classes and all clubs, organizations, student services and sporting events. Each semester also offers an independent living class and a student success lab. 83% of graduates are employed or have continued in college.
UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition program for students ages 18-25 years old with intellectual, cognitive and learning disabilities. UI REACH offers an integrated BIG 10 college experience in a caring and structured environment.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) program provides a complete college experience for young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have an intellectual disability. With ample supports, specialized instruction, oncampus residential living, and community integration, the program serves a critical need in our region and community. The program is designed to facilitate independent living and employment success for persons with significant cognitive limitations.
Wayfinders is a 2-year non-degree independent living certificate program for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Participants of Wayfinders increase their independence by living in student apartments, participating in work experience internships, taking classes at Fresno State through Open University, and engaging with the community. Students must be aged 18-28 yrs old, have an intellectual/development disability and be motivated to want to live independently.
The WCU UP Program provides an inclusive, two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-aged persons with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the program is to facilitate UP students' transition from secondary school to adult life with education, employment and independent living. UP students live in on-campus dormitories distributed throughout university residence halls under the same university policies that apply to all WCU students. On-campus life is fully integrated and inclusive. There are no separate facilities, settings or classes for UP students.