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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 Dr. Neil Duchac
Phone 470.578.2283

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 (LCD) program. The ASCE program is an approved Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP). 

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: 41
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.

School district or agency partner: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Deadline to apply to this program: October 31
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost of the program:

$7,088.22 without housing costs added

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
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

<p>Global and Civic Engagement Life Skills Career Readiness</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Social Growth and Development
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 15%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

<p>Social skills are applied through inclusive campus activities, events, and residential living. Activities may include intramural sports, Residence Life events, tailgating, and Recreational Center classes. Many of our students are engaged in campus organizations like Disney Club, Swing Dance Association, Korean Language Club, Catholic Student Union, and Owl Radio. Social development and engagement activities are required participation hours for program completion. Students meet with the Academy Social Advisor regularly to discuss and formulate individualized plans for social engagement that is tracked through the student’s schedule/calendar.</p>

Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 17:01