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Westfield State University
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086

The MA Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) at Westfield State University provides students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of18-22  an inclusive dual enrollment opportunity. The program partners with local school districts to identify eligible students. Students enroll (credit or non-credit bearing) in a course that is aligned with their long-term employment/life goals. The students also have the option to participate in activities on campus to increase their self-determination skills, self-advocacy skills, social skills, health/wellness, academic skills, employment skills and enhance their overall quality of life.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
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: 30
School district or agency partner: Agawam, Amherst Regional, Chicopee, Gateway Regional, Hampden Charter School of Science, Hampden-Wilbraham, Ludlow, Longmeadow, Southwick-Tolland, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield
Deadline to apply to this program: April 30
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
Cost of the program:
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:
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic 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: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 30%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

PIECES "Positive Inclusion of Everyone Creates Educational Success"
Halloween Parties
Sporting Events
Women's Softball & Basketball Teams 
Men's Soccer 
Winter and Spring Formals
Charity Events
Enchanted Circle Theater
Dance Company
Bake Sales
Anime Club 
Wellness Club 
Fresh Check Day