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Panther LIFE

Panther LIFE
Florida International University
Panther LIFE
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Program Contact Nicole Attong
Email nattong@fiu.edu
Phone 305-348-5377
Website http://fiuembrace.fiu.edu/home/fiu-embrace-panther-life/
The primary goal of Project Panther LIFE is to provide a comprehensive postsecondary program and system of supports through partnerships to eligible students with ID through a well-planned, structured, and individualized curriculum and related program and community experiences focusing on academics and instruction, social activities, employment, and independent living.
General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 30
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Requirements
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-21
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 4 years
Cost
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
Academic
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:

During their first semester, at FIU, students take a specific section of SLS 1402: Discover Your Major. In this course students do self-exploration to match their interests and skills to an appropriate career.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 65%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Last updated: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 17:11