One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44455
|Program Contact||Erika Campolito|
YSU TOPS supports young adults with intellectual disabilities or autism wishing to participate in college, career, and community learning experiences in preparation for independent living and competitive employment. TOPS aims to improve the ability of young adults with intellectual disabilities or autism to attain greater independence participate in their communities, and achieve successful employment outcomes.
|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:||
|Number of students:||6|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||June 3, 2019|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
|Cost of the program:||The program tuition is $3000 per semester . Course fees and tuition may vary for each student estimating about $1500.00. We currently do not offer room and board.|
|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:||
Studetns are currently enrolled in a varity of university course with their non-disabled peers.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students participate in a modified CPR First Aid course.
|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:||50%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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:||50%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
TOPS students attend football and basketball with typical peers. Along with attending concerts held at a museum on campus. Students also participate in student ran activities in the student center such as the indoor block party. TOPS students also work out in the Rec Center with their peers. TOPS Students are able to attend lectures and guest speakers on campus along with hanging out in the student center.