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PEER (Postsecondary Education, Employment & Research)

PEER (Postsecondary Education, Employment & Research)
Utah State University
PEER (Postsecondary Education, Employment & Research)
JCTN Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Program Contact Kerry Done
Phone 435 -213-0261

Project PEER, Postsecondary Education, Employment and Research, is a program for young adults with developmental disabilities aged 18-21 who participate in special education services of two local education agencies. The Junction houses the program on the Utah State University campus to facilitate students' participation in social, recreational, and employment opportunities with their age peers. The program emphasizes development of employment, functional, and social skills facilitated by (a) participation with peers in the campus student community, (b) establishment of job samples and job training leading to employment upon post high school graduation, and (c) education based on students' IEPs

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: 17
School district or agency partner: Logan City School District and Cache County School District
Contact person: Kerry Done
Deadline to apply to this program: Must be a high school student in one of the two sponsoring districts that qualifies for special education services under IDEA.
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
Cost of the program:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

This is a self-contained post high program that is located on an IHE campus. Students have an activity card and participate in social acitivies on campus with college age peers. They also complete internships across campus.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: LEA Certificate of Completion
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%