SDAP aims to prepare college-aged students with intellectual disabilities for personal growth and occupational success. The goal upon completion of the two-year program is that students obtain competitive, integrated employment and live independent, fulfilling lives.
The SDAP program is completely inclusive. This means that:
- Students attend their courses with other university students.
- Students attend concerts, ball games, and other campus activities with other university students.
- Students have full access to all university programs and services.
The SDAP program is person-centered. This means that:
- Students determine their academic, career, personal, and social goals throughout their enrollment in the SDAP program.
- Students determine the number of supports they need to be successful.
- There is no set curriculum.
The SDAP program is mutually beneficial. This means that:
- All students benefit from an inclusive campus community.
- Diverse learners promote universal design for learning.
The SDAP program is a Comprehensive Transition Postsecondary (CTP) program. This means that:
- Students may be eligible for FAFSA, or financial aid.
- Students may be eligible for work-study programs on campus.
If you would like to help with supporting the program, you can donate to the foundation fund that helps with scholarships, SDAP-specific services, and activities for students! Give online by clicking here, or contact Gina Harwood, Director of Development for the Reich College of Education, at 828-262-6563.