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Bridge to Earning, Learning and Living (BELL)

Bridge to Earning, Learning and Living (BELL)
Roberts Wesleyan College
Bridge to Earning, Learning and Living (BELL)
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
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Program Contact Kym Woodard, RWC BELL Program Director
Email woodard_kym@roberts.edu
Phone 585.594.6610
Website https://www.roberts.edu/undergraduate/academics/bridge-to-earning-living-and-lea...

The BELL program enrolls students with intellectual disabilities age 18-26 years old. It is a three way partnership between Roberts Wesleyan College, Monroe 2 BOCES (school age agency), and CP Rochester (adult agency). Academic coaches, peer mentors, and Job Training and Transition Specialist support students in all 3 areas of Earning, Learning, and Living, utilizing a Person-Centered Planning approach. Successful completion of 4 semesters leads to a Certificate Awarded by Roberts Wesleyan College demonstrating students have met specific skill and academic competencies, and clock hours. Inclusive residential opportunities will be piloted in fall 2018.

General
Public or private: Private
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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES
Contact person: Nicole Littlewood
Email: Nlittlew@monroe2boces.org
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: April 30th
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 88%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Tuition amount: $6,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

<p>Most students audit classes. Rarely, students take courses for traditional undergraduate credit, however in spring 18 one student is taking 3 college courses for credit, and one student is taking 1 college course for credit. .</p>

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

<p>Functional Academic Coursework includes ELA and Math support, independent living skills, job readiness skills, self-advocacy, communication skills, college class readiness.</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

<p>Student Safety Patrol</p>

<p>ICARE Connections Club</p>

<p>Homecoming events</p>

<p>Concerts, theater, art openings</p>

<p>Athletic Events</p>

Last updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:37