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STAGES: Successful Transition After Graduating for Exceptional Students

STAGES: Successful Transition After Graduating for Exceptional Students
University of South Florida - Tampa
STAGES: Successful Transition After Graduating for Exceptional Students
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, EDU105
Tampa, FL 33620
Program Contact Tchecoy Blount
Program Contact Email
Phone 813-974-3632
Website Program website

STAGES is a partnership between the Hillsborough County Public Schools and University of South Florida's College of Education Department of Special Education. Training and support is provided to young adults with disabilities including opportunities to experience college life, explore career options, utilize public transportation, learn self-advocacy skills, interact with age-appropriate peers, and reach their potential as independent members of the community.

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: 10
School district or agency partner: Hillsborough County
Contact person: Keensha Parham, Coordinator of Adults with Disabilities
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-21
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Additional costs:

Students are responsible for uniforms, insurance, and background checks for job/career outcomes.

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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes