Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)
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TPSID is a grant-funded program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide support for students as they prepare for life and career goals through a college-based experience at the Damon City Campus. We are partnering with the Rochester City School District and Lifetime Assistance, Inc. to establish this program and are working closely with the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester (http://www.nytransition.org), as well as the other TPSID sites in the region: University of Rochester, Keuka College, and Roberts Wesleyan College.
This program aligns with standards set by Think College! (http://www.thinkcollege.net) for postsecondary education services for students with intellectual disabilities. These standards include providing access to a variety of course options, offering academic support for these courses, providing students with opportunities for employment experience through internships, and facilitating social networking through access to clubs, organizations, and other social events on campus. Throughout this process, the students’ interests and life goals are of utmost importance, and they play an active role in their individualized program design through person-centered planning. Ultimately, the program strives to foster an inclusive college environment in which collaboration between students, families, faculty, and campus resources enhances the postsecondary experiences of these students.
For questions regarding this program, please contact:
Eileen T. Radigan