11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Project Panther LIFE is a comprehensive post-secondary transition program led by Florida International University (FIU) in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. (P to P) to provide access and participation for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) at the postsecondary level with an ultimate goal of competitive, integrated, paid employment.
|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|
|School district or agency partner:||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|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:||
|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|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||65%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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%|