The University of Cincinnati has 3 programs for individuals w special needs collectively known as Advancement and Transition Services (ATS). The 3 programs serve ages 14 to middle adulthood, and also a wide range of abilities from minimal support needs to high support needs. Christina Carnahan, director of ATS joins us in episode #26 to share the program for students in high school (CEES) and the program for adults with higher support needs (IMPACT).
Diane Clouse joins us in episode #27 to discuss the Transition and Access Program (TAP) at the University of Cincinnati. TAP is an example of a program offering opportunities for college students with disabilities as discussed in episode #25. Diane Clouse, director of TAP, answers our tough questions beginning with whether the benefits of these programs outweigh the cost. The conversation continues with a discussion of utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation, whether it’s best to be an in-state or out of state student, and ways to finance 4 years of college.
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Mentioned in This Episode
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- Advancement and Transition Services
- CEES - The Collaboration for Employment and Education Synergy (CEES) partners with area school districts to develop vocational and social skills for increased independence
- IMPACT INNOVATION is a year-round program for adults with higher support needs which focuses on lifelong learning, health & wellness, and vocational exploration.
In addition to explaining what each of the ATS programs offer, Christine also provides valuable IEP advice and shares who to call in your area to find or begin similar programs.
- Transition and Access Program (TAP) at UC
- Think College is focused on Transition and Post Secondary Programs and has an extensive section focused on financial planning and funding a college education.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides grants, loans, and work study funds for college and career.
- Vocational Rehabilitation needs to be contacted well before transitioning out of the senior year.
- Waiver funding and the wait list to receive services differs from state to state. This website gives a state by state comparison.