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Trailblazer Program

Trailblazer Program
University of Nebraska Omaha
Trailblazer Program
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 University Drive
Omaha, NE 68182
Program Contact Rachel Ray
Email rachel.ray@unmc.edu
Phone 402-559-3673
Website Program website

The Munroe-Meyer Institute – University of Nebraska Omaha (MMI-UNO) Trailblazers Program is a two-year, undergraduate, non-degree program for young adults with a documented intellectual or developmental disability. The program allows for Trailblazer students to participate in the same learning environments available to same-age peers in an academic, vocational, and social inclusion-focused program at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The MMI-UNO Trailblazers program serves students with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities ages 18-26 who have graduated from their high school and/or exited transition services. Beyond the academic coursework, the broader curriculum for students in the MMI-UNO Trailblazers program also includes experiences designed to support their goals for integrated social experiences, employment skills, and adult living opportunities and experiences.

Program information submitted: March 13, 2021

General
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:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: May 1, 2021
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 5.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $5000.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Costs of books and class materials.
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)
  • Scholarships
Scholarships available: There is one $4500 merit-based scholarship offered per academic year.
Academic
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: Students are allowed to take any course, with professor approval, that is listed in the course catalog.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Trailblazer Certificate of Achievement and Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes