Eligibility Criteria-old

KU-TPE is federally funded and must adhere to certain guidelines. In order to determine if KU-Transition to Postsecondary Education program is the best fit, applicants should demonstrate the ability to meet the following criteria upon entering the program.  

KU-TPE staff can review documentation or answer questions about eligibility prior to applying by contacting the KU-TPE Program Coordinator at 785-864-6355 or emailing kutpe@ku.edu          

  • A documented intellectual disability is required. Diagnosis of intellectual disability should be identified by one or more of the following documents: 
    • IEP
    • Cumulative File
    • Physician's Documentation
    • Social Security Administration Files
    • Psychological or Neuropsychological Exam
    • Comprehensive Evaluation
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Documentation
  • Student with significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior
  • Aged 18-25 years old
  • Demonstrate skills in navigating community and school environments with a willingness to learn new modes of transportation
  • Demonstrate level of unsupervised independence (2-4 hours) using appropriate supports with potential to increase independence over time
  • Desire to gain skills in:
    • Adult roles and responsibilities
    • Self-determination
    • Career development and employment
    • Ongoing academic and adult learning
  • Established competence and responsibility for medications and self-care, with appropriate supports
  • Past experience with work-based learning (e.g., in-school, volunteering, and/or paid employment)
  • Desire for obtaining integrated employment upon completion of the KU-TPE program

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