The services provided by ACCESS are constructed to ensure that students with ID or DD can enroll in the University, participate fully in all aspects of college life, graduate from the program, transition to their own chosen employment and living situations, and become proficient in self-advocacy and self-determination.

Four Components of ACCESS

ACCESS strives to provide the full college experience to students with ID/DD while focusing on four main components that help ensure successful futures:


Career development

Independent living


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