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Blackburn and Beyond

Blackburn and Beyond
Blackburn College
Blackburn and Beyond
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626
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Program Contact Brianna Sutton
Program Contact Email
Phone 217-854-5678
Website Program website

Blackburn and Beyond (B&B) is a four-year postsecondary opportunity for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have exited high school. Blackburn and Beyond is intended to provide an inclusive and immersive college education based on student individual goals and plans. Blackburn College is the only work college in the United States that offers a four-year comprehensive transition program for students with IDD. B&B aligns coursework, campus work opportunities, and extracurricular activities with each student’s academic interests and employment goals.

Program information submitted: February 16, 2022

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
School district or agency partner: Carlinville Community Unit School District #1
Contact person: Dr. Becky Schuchman
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Program length: 4 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes