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LifeLink-Nebraska

LifeLink-Nebraska
Western Nebraska Community College
LifeLink-Nebraska
2620 College Park Drive
E185, E194
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Program Contact Jill Troutman
Email jtrautman@esu13.org
Phone 308-630-6518
Website https://www.esu13.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5e18c158c8d9d

LifeLink provides a college-based transition program for 18-21 year old students with disabilities. Including employment, independent living, classroom, community involvement and WNCC classes for credit.

Program information submitted: March 10, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 11
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: ESU #13
Contact person: Pamela Brezenski
Email: Pbrezenski@esu13.org
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-21
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Other Health Impairments
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
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 $20300.00
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:
  • School District Funding

Scholarships available:

WNCC Howard Olson to attend college courses LifeLink Foundation funding to attend college courses

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:

A majority of students take classes for credit.

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:

A course schedule is provided at the start of the program.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 90%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
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: 75%