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UNLV F.O.C.U.S.

UNLV F.O.C.U.S.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV F.O.C.U.S.
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Box 453014
Las Vegas, NV 89154
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Program Contact Joshua Baker
Email focus@unlv.edu
Phone 702-895-5836
Website http://unlvcoe.org/focus/

F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success) is a 2 to 4 year post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disability including Autism. F.O.C.U.S. uses the principles of the Universal Design for Learning and Person Centered planning to provide a 100% inclusive program to help college students achieve current and future academic, independent living, and employment goals.

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
Number of students: 10
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: Fall 2018 Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 20%
Retention rate: 67%
Cost
Cost of the program: Tuition and books = 3,000 per semester
Additional costs: $3,000.00
Program Fee per semester
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available:

Based on available funds, the program gives scholarships towards program fees.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Occupational Career Life Studies Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Campus Republicans, Wild Life, Various Recreation Leagues, University Sport Events, University Plays, Productions, and Musicals

Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 18:23