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Arkansas State University
330 University Loop
Jonesboro, AR 72401
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Program Contact Elizabeth Snow
Phone 870-972-2000

This program is committed to providing positive learning environments for students with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism through engagement and inclusive practices. Students engage in experiences that enrich and enhance educational, social, and interpersonal skills to achieve their individual aspirations. The HOWL Transition Program provides the A-State experience to our students. The HOWL Transition program also provides supports to students in the following areas: mentoring, social skills, career planning, independent living skills, and tutoring.

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: 6
Description of our summer transition program: Our program begins second summer term in July. During this time HOWL Students will move into their dorms. HOWL students will take program specific courses designed to integrate them into campus life while introducing preliminary social skills into daily functional exercises.
Deadline to apply to this program: February 20, 2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
  • Must provide current assessments from school, regional center, and/or current program.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $1,890.00
Room and board: $4,220.00
Program specific fees: $5,000.00
Additional costs: $1,712.00
University fees and incidentals
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)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" 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
Information on special classes:

H.O.W.L. Students are required to take program specific courses which are designed to aid students in strengthening academic, social, vocational, life, and interpersonal skills. During their second year in the program, H.O.W.L. Students will continue to develop their job skills by engaging in internships.

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:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
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:

The H.O.W.L. Transition Program provides program-only social events/activities, such as movie nights, study/tutoring groups, cooking classes, etc. However, A-State offers over 150 registered student organizations which allows each student to tailor their A-State experience to their own interests and aspirations.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 14:45