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San Francisco State Inclusion Project

San Francisco State Inclusion Project
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State Inclusion Project
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 97132
Program Contact Mayumi Hagiwara
Program Contact Email
Phone (415) 338-1161
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The SF State Inclusion Pilot Project facilitates authentic academic and social inclusion of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in academic courses and campus life. Our goal is to make a college education—and the opportunities it provides for academic growth, socialization, independence, and career development—accessible to everyone.
Inclusion students are supported to develop an individualized course plan aligned with their personal, academic, and career goals. The individualized plan typically includes courses, social, and career-related activities. Undergraduate peer mentors play a main role in supporting inclusion students to direct their college experiences by leveraging each other's interests and strengths. Peer mentors attend courses alongside inclusion students and coordinate weekly tutoring sessions. In addition, peer mentors closely communicate with college instructors and receive ongoing support from the project coordinators.
Inclusion students receive a certificate of completion detailing their academic, social, and career accomplishments as laid out in their individualized plans. The project facilitates a network of natural and professional supports through close interagency collaboration.

Program information submitted: January 25, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Number of students: 7
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: Application is only for a Fall semester.
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • The student is not under guardianship
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
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Grant Funding
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Each inclusion student is supported by a peer mentor to attend college courses.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
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: TBD
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Additional information about career development and work experience: Most of the inclusion students still attend their local transition programs and receive career development activities through the transition programs.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Club sports
  • Campus events