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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities|Think College Wyoming

Who should apply

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A person who:

  • Has an intellectual disability primarily between age 21-26
  • Has completed high school with a modified standard, special diploma, or certificate of completion
  • Have a strong interest in attending college to expand confidence and career opportunities.
  • Be able to commit to a 2 year college experience and take up to two classes per semester.

Student expectations

  • Have experience in a work environment (school, volunteer, and/or paid work).
  • Have independent skills like using a cell phone, clock, and calendar to plan activities and being prepared to take care of self and belongings.
  • Maintain good conduct in class and in the community.
  • Be able to listen and appropriately respond to directions from an instructor, education coach, or work supervisor.
  • Have experience in attending and participating in general education classes for up to 50-90 minutes. College class completion while in HS encouraged.
  • Be able to communicate effectively (with accommodations/support if necessary).
  • Be willing to study and meet with education coaches on a weekly basis, and others as needed, to review class work and discuss progress.
  • Be willing to apply for services through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitative and/or with an Adult Rehabilitation Agency (adult waiver services)

Family and student responsibilities

  • Move through a Think College Wyoming selection process
  • Commit to four semesters of college and work experiences
  • Pay or find financing for college tutition and fees
  • Provide or find financing for transportation
  • Provide or find financing for housing

 

 

 

***Exceptions considered on individual basis


 

 

 

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