Postsecondary Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Florida CASE 17th Annual Summer Leadership Institute June 9, 2014 Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities Jordan Knab, Ed. S. FF Mickie Hayes, M. Ed. Principal Investigator, Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities University of South Florida St. Petersburg [email protected] 813-361-1076 Director, Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities University of South Florida St. Petersburg [email protected] 727-873-4396 Presentation Objectives • • • To describe Florida’s current status in serving students with intellectual disabilities at the postsecondary level. To review outcome data on students. To share strategies, materials, and resources developed by the Florida Consortium including • Curriculum Domains and Competencies • STAR model for Person-Centered Planning • UDL module for postsecondary faculty Existing Florida Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Florida International University – Project Panther LIFE (two programs) Florida Keys Community College – Project A.C.C.E.S.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville – Vertical Training Program Indian River State College – Employment Institute Lynn University – The ACCESS Program Miami-Dade College – Project A.C.C.E.P.T. Pensacola State College Project REAL Polk State College – The Transition Program Santa Fe College – Project SAINT Tallahassee Community College – Eagle Connection University of North Florida – On Campus Transition University of South Florida (Tampa) The Learning Academy; STAGES University of South Florida St. Petersburg – Project STING RAY Warner University – The Transition Program FL Postsecondary Programs • • • • • • All accept special diplomas Majority of students have ID/DD/dd Only 2 can provide housing Serving 192 students for 2013-2014 Avg. program length of 2.5 years Matrix forthcoming Florida TPSID Data SITE YEAR ENROLLED EMPLOYED Lynn 2010-2011 12 4 (33%) UNF 2010-2011 25 13 (52%) USFSP 2010-2011 6 3 (50%) Lynn 2011-2012 15 6 (40%) UNF 2011-2012 25 12 (48%) USFSP 2011-2012 7 4 (57%) Lynn 2012-2013 12 4 (33%) UNF 2012-2013 28 10 (36%) USFSP 2012-2013 8 2 (25%) Exiters Employed 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013 # Students who Exited (completed program) # Students Employed Lynn 12 8 UNF 17 14 USFSP 5 5 TOTAL 34 27 or 79% Aggregate of FL Students (InD) preparing to complete postsecondary programs 2013-2014 54 students preparing to exit 32 are currently employed (59%) Aggregate of FL Postsecondary Completers (InD) and Employment Outctomes 2010-2013 115 completers 72 employed upon exit (63%) Consortium Objectives OBJECTIVE 1 Expand existing transition programs at 3 campuses & fully align with criteria established for Comprehensive Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education OBJECTIVE 2 Work with 9 existing postsecondary transition programs to align them with the Comprehensive Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education OBJECTIVE 3 Develop additional postsecondary transition programs for students with intellectual disabilities across Florida Strategies • Annual Hartwick Symposium of Stakeholders • Technical Assistance and Training • Communication/Website • Relevant Products • Mini-grants for site development Mini Grants Florida International University Panther LIFE Florida State College of Jacksonville Project ACHIEVE Tallahassee Community College EAGLE Connections Florida Keys Community College Santa Fe College Last year’s Annual Hartwick Symposium of Stakeholders was hosted by Lynn University… Look for the 5th Annual Hartwick Symposium hosted by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg November 13-15, 2014 4th Annual Hartwick Symposium Homecoming: Celebrating Our Stars! National experts and guest speakers! Sessions for students, mentors, parents, and educators! Planning for the future! Building strong mentoring programs! Collaborating with agencies! Choosing and using specialized resources! Visit our website at www.fltpsid.info Visit www.fltpsid.info for Scholarship and Financial Aid Title IV Federal Funding • Postsecondary transition sites may now work towards becoming a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) to qualify for Federal Financial Aid (i.e., Pell Grants, Work-Study, Federal Financial Aid) via the Title IV Student Aid Program. STING RAY Program Curriculum Five Domain Clusters: Ten Domains: Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities & Florida Inclusion Network Students Transitioning to Adult Roles Person Centered Planning Model Curriculum (COS) Person-Centered Planning STAR COS IEP Using the PCP STAR Model 1 2 3 4 Postsecondary Education Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Module www.fltpsid.info Mickie Hayes, Director of the Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education & Intellectual Disabilities Mary Ann Gorman, UDL expert and module writer, doctoral student in Special Education and Disability Studies and research assistant at The Center for Applied Developmental Science and Neuroeducation at The George Washington University in Washington, DC Lezlie Cline, Manager of exceptional student education projects at the Florida Center for Interactive Media, Florida State University, and her team of developers Gallery of photo examples Color-coded connections Reflections Deeper Understanding UDL Snapshot UDL Module Use Date Range: Oct 1, 2012 - Mar 17, 2014 • Unique Visitors - 1,064 Users from 44 states • 1. Florida • 2. Massachusetts • 3. New Jersey • 4. California • 4. Ohio Preparation for College & Challenging Careers Access to technology Programs that bridge academic levels to school and work Work-based experiences Peer support Mentoring (Cunningham, Redmond & Merisotis, 2003; National Science Foundation, 2001) DO-IT scholars, WA. • • • • • • • Resources www.arcjacksonville.org www.fltpsid.info www.thinkcollege.net www.dms.myflorida.com/gcd www.project10.info www.transitiontocollege.net/percinfo.html www.ndss.org Questions? Comments? Ideas? Thank you for your attendance!!