KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

The KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities (KU TPE) is a 2-year inclusive, credentialed postsecondary education program at the University of Kansas for young adults with intellectual disability ages 18-26. Students work toward a KU undergraduate certificate by taking a minimum of 6 credit hours of KU undergraduate courses per semester and receive accommodations through the disability services office as well as individualized adaptations from KU TPE academic staff. KU TPE has been designated as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) through the US Dept. of Education, Office of Financial Aid so that qualified students are eligible for federal financial aid. Students in KU TPE participate in all typical campus academic and student life activities, as well as high quality and fully inclusive work-based learning experiences aligned with their career interests and academic coursework. Students may live in KU Student Housing, pay the same tuition/fees as KU undergraduate students not in KU TPE, and are supported by KU TPE staff and peers to build social networks through KU student clubs, organizations and activities.


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DED0075128

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Dana Lattin, MS.Ed. 
dlattin@ku.edu
785-864-1177

KS-Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, UCEDD/LEND
3134 Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045

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