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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:

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;
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;
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.

Program information submitted: March 3, 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
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $2500.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Textbooks and materials, Club fees/dues
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)
  • 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
More about course access: Students are encouraged to enroll at a 2 or 4 year college and take college courses towards an accredited credential, which may be a certificate or diploma.
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: TRIO (other social/extracurricular activities have mostly been suspended due to COVID-19)