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Postsecondary Support Project (PSP)

Postsecondary Support Project (PSP)
UH Community College System Campuses on O'ahu Island (Honolulu, Kapiolani, Leeward, Windward Community Colleges)
Postsecondary Support Project (PSP)
1410 Lower Campus Road 171F
Honolulu, HI 96822
Program Contact Eric Folk
Phone (808) 956-0883

The Postsecondary Supports Project (PSP), based at the University of Hawai‘i Center on Disability Studies (UH-CDS), provides individualized on-campus supports for students with intellectual disabilities attending University of Hawai‘i (UH) Community College on O‘ahu.

Project Goals

  1. Assist students to prepare for, transition to, and succeed in their post-secondary education training
  2. Support students to maximize their academic success, professional development, and personal growth while attending classes at UH campuses
  3. Promote independence by preparing students to access existing campus resources available to all college students
  4. Support students to develop the skills and experience necessary to transition from college to the workforce or other adult roles.
  5. Deliver quality coaching and counseling support as needed to prepare referred students for success in academics, employment, and independent living.

Since each student is unique, the PSP project offers individualized assistance based on his/her identified or assessed needs.  The student, PSP project staff, and agency (if appropriate) will agree upon a specific level of support describing the on-campus supports that will benefit the student.  

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 14
Description of our summer transition program:

One-on-one coaching transition meetings with optional 4 day Leadership/Academic Camp in the University of Hawai'i Dorms.

School district or agency partner: Hawai'i Department of Education
Contact person: Contact PSP Coordinator
Deadline to apply to this program: Ongoing
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Must be at least 17 years old.
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Most students are working toward college program certificates. Program offers program completion certificate.


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: None of the time
Last updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:39