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College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont,
College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont,
College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont,
College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont,

College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities

February 5, 2013

2:00-3:30 EST

University of Vermont, 2013

College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont, 2013
College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities February 5, 2013 2:00-3:30 EST University of Vermont, 2013
Presenters
Presenters
Presenters
Presenters

Presenters

Presenters

Bernard “BJ” Parrott: Student

Brian Vedder: Lead Mentor

Kiersten Hallquist: Program Manager

Bryan Dague: Program Coordinator

University of Vermont, 2013

Lead Mentor  Kiersten Hallquist: Program Manager  Bryan Dague: Program Coordinator University of Vermont, 2013
Program Description
Program Description
Program Description

Program Description

Program Description
Program Description

Small, innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with intellectual disabilities seeking a college experience.

Participants may earn a 12 credit-hour certificate of professional studies for non-matriculated students.

Two-Year Program

No residential component

Federally-funded TPSID Grant

 Two-Year Program  No residential component  Federally-funded TPSID Grant University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Partnerships
Partnerships
Partnerships
Partnerships

Partnerships

Partnerships

University of Vermont

Green Mountain Self Advocates

Johnson State College

Howard Center

Lamoille County Mental Health

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Division of Disability & Aging Services

Local High Schools

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Why “Think College?”
Why “Think College?”
Why “Think College?”

Why “Think College?”

Why “Think College?”
Why “Think College?”

BJ

Why “Think College?” BJ University of Vermont, 2013 “Over the two classes I took, I have

University of Vermont, 2013

“Over the two classes I took, I have grown as

a person inside and out. I have learned

more about us history. I learned how write

a paper, and made new friends. I'm going

to the conference next Wednesday, the 9th

of May, 2012. Saying goodbye is never an

easy thing to do.”

- BJ Parrott, Think College VT Blog

Process
Process
Process
Process

Process

Process

Application

Person-Centered Planning College Plan of Study Peer Mentors
Person-Centered Planning
College Plan of Study
Peer Mentors
Process Application Person-Centered Planning College Plan of Study Peer Mentors University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Program Components
Program Components
Program Components

Program Components

Program Components
Program Components

Academics

Program Components  Academics  Independent Living & Self- Advocacy Skills University of Vermont, 2013 

Independent Living & Self- Advocacy Skills

University of Vermont, 2013

Independent Living & Self- Advocacy Skills University of Vermont, 2013  Social/Recreational  Work Experience
Independent Living & Self- Advocacy Skills University of Vermont, 2013  Social/Recreational  Work Experience

Social/Recreational

Work Experience

Independent Living & Self- Advocacy Skills University of Vermont, 2013  Social/Recreational  Work Experience
Academics
Academics
Academics
Academics

Academics

Academics

Written Expression

History (1865-present)

Intro to Acting

Farm-to-Table

Public Speaking

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Childhood Development

Intro to Early Childhood

Education

Ballroom & Hip-Hop Dancing

Participatory Action Research

Development  Intro to Early Childhood Education  Ballroom & Hip-Hop Dancing  Participatory Action Research
Academics
Academics
Academics
Academics

Academics

Academics
Academics University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Academics University of Vermont, 2013
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational

UVM College Democrats

Freebies at UVM

Spontaneous Events

Racquetball

Burlington 101

Pool

University of Vermont, 2013

 Burlington 101  Pool University of Vermont, 2013  Zumba  Tennis  Lunch with

Zumba

Tennis

Lunch with Friends

Bollywood

UVM Feel Good Food

Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Social/Recreational University of Vermont, 2013
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational

Social/Recreational
Social/Recreational University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Social/Recreational University of Vermont, 2013
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Skills

7 Habits Curriculum

Etiquette Dinner

Spread the Word Campaign

Prioritizing/Time

 

Management

Budgeting

 

Event planning

Health & Nutrition

 

Organization

Communication

 

Dress to Impress

Navigating Campus

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Public Transportation

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy University of Vermont, 2013  GMSA’s 7 Habits Curriculum  Becoming

University of Vermont, 2013

GMSA’s 7 Habits Curriculum

Becoming assertive

Achieving goals

Resisting peer pressure

Participating in decision-making about life choices

Practicing communication and listening skills

Developing strategies to help

students move on with their lives

Helping students realize their choices are made only by themselves, not by others

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Spread the Word

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Spread the Word University of Vermont, 2013 UVM Davis Center

University of Vermont, 2013

UVM Davis Center

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy Spread the Word University of Vermont, 2013 UVM Davis Center
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy

Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy
Independent Living & Self-Advocacy University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Career Planning
Career Planning
Career Planning
Career Planning

Career Planning

Career Planning

Resume Writing Workshop

Job Shadowing

Career Interests Inventory

Electronic Portfolios

Planning Internships

Linked-In Accounts

Learning Styles Assessment

Text: “30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee”

Accounts  Learning Styles Assessment  Text: “30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee” University

University of Vermont, 2013

Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration
Career Exploration University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Career Exploration University of Vermont, 2013
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration
Career Exploration University of Vermont, 2013  National Disability Mentoring Day  Students have the opportunity

University of Vermont, 2013

National Disability Mentoring Day

Students have the opportunity to try out various career paths.

Student involvement in campus clubs/events

UVM Job Fairs

Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration
Career Exploration University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration
Career Exploration University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Work Experience
Work Experience
Work Experience
Work Experience

Work Experience

Work Experience

WCAX-TV

Work Experience WCAX-TV University of Vermont, 2013 Marche Bakery

University of Vermont, 2013

Marche Bakery

Work Experience WCAX-TV University of Vermont, 2013 Marche Bakery
Work Experience
Work Experience
Work Experience
Work Experience

Work Experience

Work Experience

UVM Adventure Day Camp

Work Experience UVM Adventure Day Camp University of Vermont, 2013 ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

University of Vermont, 2013

ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

Work Experience UVM Adventure Day Camp University of Vermont, 2013 ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

UVM Peer Mentors

UVMentors

UVM Peer Mentors “ UVMentors ”  University of Vermont, 2013
UVM Peer Mentors “ UVMentors ”  University of Vermont, 2013
UVM Peer Mentors “ UVMentors ”  University of Vermont, 2013
UVM Peer Mentors “ UVMentors ”  University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Brian Vedder: Role of the Mentors

Attends class

Review class

Outline assignments (but students DO the work)

Social & Recreational support

University of Vermont, 2013

 Outline assignments (but students DO the work)  Social & Recreational support University of Vermont,
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring University of Vermont, 2013  “The fact that the students get this opportunity is

University of Vermont, 2013

“The fact that the students get this opportunity is amazing. To imagine what they would like to do, and then be in a setting where they can

achieve it, it sends chills down my

spine.

- Mentor Think College VT @JSC

“This program opened a door to

diversity that I never considered, and

I‘ll always be better for it.” - Mentor Think College VT @JSC

Technology
Technology
Technology
Technology

Technology

Technology
Technology University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Social Networking
Social Networking
Social Networking
Social Networking

Social Networking

Social Networking
Social Networking University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

Social Networking University of Vermont, 2013
Contact
Contact
Contact
Contact

Contact

Contact

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Facebook:

Twitter:

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Questions?
Questions?
Questions?
Questions?

Questions?

Questions?
Questions? University of Vermont, 2013

University of Vermont, 2013

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