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Support Inclusive Practices in Colleges

Support Inclusive Practices in Colleges
Northern Arizona University
Support Inclusive Practices in Colleges
P.O. Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Program Contact Sakénya McDonald
Phone 928-523-6835
Facebook link to program Facebook page

Applying the principles of inclusion and self-determination, the Support Inclusive Practices in Colleges (SIP-C) program promotes quality, inclusive postsecondary services and supports within colleges and universities in Arizona, resulting in improved employment and independent living outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The SIP-C project is designed to be a sustainable, comprehensive transition model that supports eligible students, between the ages of 16-26, with intellectual disabilities to participate within and complete a program of study, that:

  1. integrates Person-Centered Planning in the development of a highly personalized and specific plan for a course of study as self-determined by the student;
  2. provides individualized supports and services for the academic and social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in classroom environments (traditional and online), extracurricular activities, and other aspects of postsecondary education;
  3. offers opportunities for academic enrichment, socialization, increased independent living skills, including self-advocacy, integrated work experiences and the refinement of career skills which leads to gainful employment.

SIP-C is currenly accepting applications for students to start in the Spring Semester 2021.

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: 4
Deadline to apply to this program: 04/30/2021
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: nan%
Cost of the program:

Tuition cost are based upon participant's selected institute of higher education (IHE) and residency requirements (in-state v. out-of-state rates). Room and board is typically not an incurred cost for participants attending community colleges. Participants attending an IHE that elects to live on-campus will pay room and board in accordance to the IHE's current room and board rates. These rates will vary based upon the IHE and participant's residency status. 

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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • 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
Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Degree (Associates or Bachelors)
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
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%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:


Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 14:36