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IMPACT

IMPACT
Indiana Wesleyan University
IMPACT
4901 S. Washington St
Marion, IN 46953
Program Contact Lisa Graham
Email lisa_graham@olemiss.k12.in.us
Phone 765-677-4456
Website http://www.marion.k12.in.us
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The IMPACT program is designed for transition-aged students (18 to 22 yrs olds) graduating high school with a certificate of completion. Students eligibility may include: autism, intellectual disabilities, or other disabilities requiring them the need for more supports. This postsecondary college experience will help students develop self-advocacy, engage in career exploration, and develop a social network that leads to employment in a career field of their choice.

Program information submitted: February 24, 2021

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Grant County Special Education Cooperative
Contact person: Lisa Graham
Email: lisa_graham@olemiss.k12.in.us
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: April of the year a student is leaving high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-22
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • any disability that the student is earning a certificate of completion rather than diploma
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Program fees: $200.00
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:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: The local adult service agency has a scholarship that is awarded each year for student with an IEP who are graduating and pursuing a college experience.
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: Each student is given the opportunity to select one course per sem. in the area of interest to them.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: The Teacher of Record for this program works on each student's IEP goals, assists with accommodations needed, and progress monitors them. They also schedule the Annual Case Review meetings and any other transition related supports.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 60%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%