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University of Rochester
University of Rochester
Meliora Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
Program Contact Melissa Wollschleger
Program Contact Email
Phone 585-383-6441
Website Program website

TOUR is a college-based transition program at the University of Rochester for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 18-21. This integrated program provides students with a college campus experience and the development of work skills and independent living skills. While in TOUR, students participate in auditing college courses, join campus activities and complete work internship experiences catered to their individual career goals and interests. The TOUR program additionally works with students to develop independent living skills to equip them with the tools and resources to lead a self-determined adult life. As part of the program students participate in person centered planning to identify individualized goals that will lead to their highest level of independence.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Private
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: 25
Description of our summer transition program:

The summer session is a half day 6-week program where students participate in on-campus activities, learn campus navigation, build independence in life skills, and complete work internships. 

School district or agency partner: Monroe No. 1 BOCES
Deadline to apply to this program: none
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-21
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Other Health Impaired, Learning Disabled, Multiple Disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $24500.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Other costs are dependent on student's IEP.

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:
  • Local School District funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

<p>All TOUR students participate in a college course at the University of Rochester for audit once per academic year.&nbsp;&nbsp;Peer academic coaches are paired 1:1 with TOUR students to support access to college courses; attend classes with them; meet weekly for individual academic coaching sessions'; and are available throughout the week as needed for academic support.&nbsp;</p>

Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes