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HWS College Experience

HWS College Experience
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
HWS College Experience
311 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Program Contact Wendy Nelson
Phone 585-919-2163

Individuals participating in the College Experience are between the ages 18 and 26. They are actively involved in campus life. Students utilize all aspects of the College Experience, from athletic facilities to cafeterias to actual classes. The college campus provides a learning environment that promotes independence and community involvement. The program is designed to explore employment interests or day service opportunities through internships at local businesses in the community. In addition, the program concentrates on improving social and communication skills and expand and enhance life skills such as money management, community independence and self-advocacy.

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: 3
School district or agency partner: Ontario ARC
Deadline to apply to this program: April for a June enrollment month
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18 - 28
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost of the program:

Program is a certified OMRDD funded program and will also accept private or school payment as well for those not receiveind HCBS waiver finds

Additional costs: $100.00
When auditing a class will need to purchase required program supplies
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)
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
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
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

CEO Club, class participation, campus activities, auditing of classes

Last updated: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:02