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ACCESS

ACCESS
Eastern Iowa Community College District
ACCESS
500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

ACCESS is a program for high school age special education students that is designed to help students obtain vocational and employability skills. ACCESS provides local districts within the Mississippi Bend Education Agency (AEA 9) service area with an additional option to meet the vocational needs of students with disabilities. Only students enrolled in high school and receiving special education services are eligible. In addition, students need to identify an appropriate career goal. In order to identify a career goal, they should have completed career exploration activities, as well as any high school vocational courses related to his/her career interest. Students who enroll in ACCESS must be able to perform the essential skills of the selected coursework with reasonable accommodations. ACCESS students MUST remain enrolled at the high school while they are in the program. This enables the school to continue receiving funding, which off-sets the cost of the program. Most schools allow ACCESS students to walk with their graduation class, but they do not give them their diploma until they exit ACCESS. 

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Requirements
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-21
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Cost
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Last updated: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:50