University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
|Program Contact||JoAnn Genthner|
TOUR is a college-based transition program at University of Rochester for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 18-21 who have completed four or more years of high school. While in TOUR, students participate in college courses, activities and work experiences catered to their individual career goals and interests.
TOUR students develop independent living skills to equip themselves with the tools and resources to lead a self-determined adult life. transition program is designed for students between the ages of 18-21. It is a half day on campus and half day work program. During their on campus time, students build independent work and living skills, participate with student mentors and interns and have recreation/social time. Students may also participate in person centered planning and identify individualized goals they wish to accomplish (i.e. obtain drivers license). The work portion of the day is based on previous employment outcomes.
|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 program runs very similiarly to the school year program without participation in college courses.|
|School district or agency partner:||Monroe No. 1 BOCES|
|Contact person:||Joann Genthner|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||none|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|More about course access:||
All TOUR students participate in college courses at University of Rochester (non-credit status). 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.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||20%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|