Young adults 18-24 years of age with intellectual and developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and participate in Augie Access, a post-secondary education pilot program. Information and application can be found at the website.
Catch the Wave, Transition Services Liaison Project
A day of university orientation for high school students with disabilities who are considering postsecondary education. TSLP provides information, training and liaison to encourage students with disabilities to complete their education and succeed in independence.
Going to College.org
Information for high school students with a disability who are, or will be attending college. The site contains video clips, activities, and resources that can help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and examine important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
LifeQuest – Dakota Wesleyan University Post-Secondary Program
A post-secondary 2 year certification program for transition students 18-21 with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have an IEP and are seeking to gain independence and employment skills.
National Center for Secondary Education and Transition
NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance and distributes information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.
National Deaf Center of Postsecondary Education
Information, resources, and personal assistance to support successful transition from high school to life beyond.
Project Search – Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls
Designed as an internship program, Project SEARCH provides students the opportunity to put employability skills into practice. For five days a week, students report to the host business and learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills while participating in targeted internships. They receive support with accommodations, adaptations, and on-the-job coaching. Students who have completed all academic requirements for graduation from high school may apply for enrollment in Project SEARCH. Participants must be 18 to 21 years old.
We Connect Now
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.