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Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
Program Contact Amy Fallis
Phone 585 389 4973

LifePrep@Naz is an innovative program designed to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities a similar-aged, college based, learning community that allows for their transformation from high school students to self-determined and employed contributors in our society. Created through the collaborative relationship among Nazareth College, Victor Central School District, and The Arc of Monroe County, the LifePrep program thrives on the passion and commitment of all involved parties. LifePrep students are included throughout the college community with the support of Nazareth student mentors, who are supported by the college with federal work-study programming. LifePrep is designed to prepare students for success, not only in the classroom, but also for life in the community following completion of this college experience.

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: 20
School district or agency partner: Victor Central School District
Contact person: Melanie McGuire
Deadline to apply to this program: 2/14/2021
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Students must be enrolled in a local school district and placed into program as a part of transition planning (ages 18-21) OR be eligible for community pre-vocational services through the Arc of Monroe.

Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Tuition amount: $0.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
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:
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" 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:

Students attend classes for life skills and vocational training. All classes are supported by Nazareth College students.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 5%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 45%
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:

LifePrep students are provided Nazareth College ID's and are afforded the same rights to extracurricular opportunities as Nazareth College students. The LifePrep program staff work with students to provide any supports necessary for students to participate in the social and extracurricular activities they choose. Additionally, the LifePrep program has created additional social opportunities open to all LifePrep and Nazareth students.

Last updated: Monday, December 7, 2020 - 15:51