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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
Program Contact Email jtrautman@esu13.org
Phone 308-630-6518
Website Program website

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
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 enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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
Information on special classes:

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

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