Interested applicants will have until January 3, 2018 to complete the application. A group interview will be held on February 23, 2018. All applicants should save this date in case they are invited to the campus interview. More details on the process can be found within the application materials.
Inclusive Education Services is offering the following information sessions for prospective students and families who want to learn more about this college experience at UCF! K – 12 educators are also welcomed. All sessions will be from 3:00 – 5:00pm at UCF Student Accessibility Services on the following dates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, which is required due to limited space. Specific parking and location details will be sent approximately one week prior to each session. The session dates for 2017 are on:
2017 Information Sessions
• 11/17 FULL
• 12/15 FULL
2018 Information Sessions
Visit our page here (http://ies.sdes.ucf.edu/applying) for the application. Please remember that applications will need to be fully completed by 11:59 PM on January 31st in order to be considered! Email us at email@example.com or give our office a call at (407) 823-2371 if there are any questions.
UCF will also be hosting an Open House information session about its college experience for students with intellectual disabilities via Inclusive Education Services. This event is open to the public for prospective students and parents as well as interested community members. Learn about the components of the UCF experience for students with intellectual disabilities (academic, social, campus-living, tuition, the next admission cycle, etc.) and hear from current students and their parents of their experiences thus far. Event information is as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 11/15
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: UCF Live Oak Ballroom (http://map.ucf.edu/locations/7ab/live-oak-ballroomgarden-room-fc-a/)
Parking: Garage B (located next to Live Oak Ballroom and across the street from the Recreation and Wellness Center) -- http://map.ucf.edu/locations/89/parking-garage-b-pg-b/
Please RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, prospective student (if applicable) and number of people in your group who will attend. We will send any event updates approximately one week prior.
Prospective students with intellectual disabilities and their families are invited to attend an informational meeting. Meet IES staff and Resource Facilitators, ask questions, and discover how IES creates an innovative and distinctive post-secondary educational experience for students with intellectual disabilities.
The application can be found here: http://ies.sdes.ucf.edu/applying
Click the title for the PowerPoint information on IES that was shared during the January 19th Open House at UCF!
If you are unable to download the PDF file on your computer, please email Adam.Meyer@ucf.edu for a copy.
Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) announced the merger between Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and Inclusive Education Services (IES) on November 20, 2015. The new office will strengthen our ability to provide support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities and promote awareness of disability issues. Dr. Adam Meyer has been promoted to executive director and will lead the new office.
Dr. Meyer has served as director of SAS since June 2013 and interim director of IES since July, 2015. In partnership with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Florida International University and Florida State College of Jacksonville, Dr. Meyer helped secure a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education to create and expand high-quality transition and postsecondary programs for students. UCF is the lead institution for the consortium. During his tenure, students accessing SAS has increased by 51%. IES, which was successfully launched this fall, will increase enrollment to 10 students in spring 2016.
The University of Central Florida and three university partners have been award a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to assist students with intellectual disabilities successfully transition into higher education.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded funding from the Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) into Higher Education program to the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education, a partnership headed by UCF that includes the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Florida International University and Florida State College of Jacksonville. The consortium will create and expand high-quality transition and postsecondary programs for students.
“UCF strives to be a leader in creating the most inclusive college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities,” said Adam Meyer, UCF’s acting director of Inclusive Education Services and director of Student Accessibility Services. “The TPSID grant is a great opportunity for UCF and our partner schools to make a significant impact in the state with respect to how these programs operate.”
For more information about the Florida Consortium on Higher Education click on the tab at the top of the page.
Inclusive Education Services is looking to recruit UCF students to assist in providing a mentoring support structure for students who will be arriving on campus in August. We are developing this support structure in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Performance and other units within Student Development and Enrollment Services. We are seeking students with an interest to work with students with intellectual disabilities as Resource Facilitators and who can provide 10-20 hours of service a week during the fall and spring terms. Students with interest in learning more about this opportunity should send a letter of interest and resumes to Ms. Teagan Sullivan Teagan.Sullivan@ucf.edu at their earliest convenience. Undergraduates with 60 credits or more and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
UCF will also be hosting an Information Session about new Inclusive Education Services open to the public for interested community members on 4/16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Live Oak room. At this session we will introduce those who have been working most closely with this pilot initiative and answer questions prospective students and family members may have.
Agenda Items to Include:
- Application process
- Tuition costs
- On-campus housing opportunities
- General overview of academic courses available
- Peer mentoring resource that will be available to students
- Other essential need-to-know information for students and family members.
Rethinking College is a 25 minute documentary produced by Think College that explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education.