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LifeLink PSU

LifeLink PSU
Penn State University
LifeLink PSU
State College Area School District Department of Special Education
240 Villa Crest Drive
State College, PA 16801
Program Contact Heather Pringle
Program Contact Email
Phone 814-231-4172
Website Program website

LifeLink PSU provides State College Area School District students with special needs between the ages of 18-21 an opportunity to interact with students of their age in an environment that is socially and academically conducive to continued growth. These students are enrolled in the State College Area School District and have not yet taken their diploma.

Program information submitted: February 3, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school:

Specialized programming for students enrolled in State College Area School District

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 16
School district or agency partner: State College Area School District
Contact person: Heather Pringle
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Classes are created based on student interests. Four courses are offered: Cooking, Swimming, Cheerleading and Photography.

Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events