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Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth

Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
Kennesaw State University
Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
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Program Contact Neil Duchac, DrPH, Ph.D.
Program Contact Email
Phone 470.578.2283
Website Program website
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The Academy offers 2 certificate programs, each two years in length, designed to provide an inclusive post-secondary opportunity to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students can receive one certificate from the Academic, Social, Career, Enrichment (ASCE) program and one advanced certificate from the Leadership and Career Development (ALCD) program. Our programs are Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP). Our students are to receive Pell grants based upon determined eligibility. Additionally, students are able to pay through private pay. Some scholarships may be available.

Program information submitted: April 21, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 50
Summer program name Summer Leadership Intensive Program
Description of our summer transition program:

This week-long program gives learners confidence as they explore the campus, access services and resources, and collaborate on a college-level presentation. Social skills, executive functioning, and classroom discourse at this major university are a focus of this exemplary program.

Summer program link: Summer Leadership Intensive Program
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1st to be considered for campus housing, May 31st for commuter students
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

The Academy offers scholarships from donated funds each year to the extent possible. The availability of these funds varies from year to year.

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

We have Academy specific courses in addition to traditional audit course. Additionally, we offer continuing education courses in culinary, computers and customer service.

Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes