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Office of Inclusive Services

Office of Inclusive Services
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Office of Inclusive Services
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
College of Education
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Program Contact Julie Harmon
Program Contact Email jharmon@uccs.edu
Phone 719-255-4214
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Office of Inclusive Services at UCCS is dedicated to providing the necessary supports for students with intellectual disabilities to have meaningful access to academic, career, and social activities on campus.     Students receive individualized services from trained mentors, peer volunteers, and faculty, designed to meet their learning needs and career aspirations.     

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

General
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: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 21
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: Jan 31st
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 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: $7000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $14000.00
Program fees: $7000.00
Additional costs: $4,900.00

Additional costs include: University Student Fees ($700), Inclusive Skills Training Fee ($3,000), Independent Living Fee ($1,200)

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Nick Harmon Inclusive Scholarship Fund

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
More about course access:

Students take 2 academic courses related to their career goals.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students take a College and Career class each semester which includes; Person Driven Planning Communication Dating and Relationships Health and Nutrition Fitness & Recreation Self Advocacy Career Development

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 75-99%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 80%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Job exploration assessments, practice interviewing, cover letter, on & off, campus internships, on & off campus employment

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation