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5/29/15
Expanding
Comprehensive Services
and Collaborative
Partnerships for
Individuals with IDD on
a College Campus
Kelly R. Kelley, Leigh Angel,
Jay Manalo, Jennifer Hinton,
& Rebekah Norris
2015 AAIDD Conference
What is the UP Program?
•  The University Participant (UP) Program is a two
year, inclusive program for college-aged individuals
with intellectual disabilities.
•  Operated as a pilot program from 2007 to 2010; 2
UP students completed the program by 2010.
•  Expanded to 4 UP students in 2010, 4 additional in
2011 for a total of 8 UP students.
•  Funded as a model demonstration site in 2010 by
U.S. Department of Education.
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Collaborative Policies and Practices
Ensuring Safety and Well Being for All
College Students
Comprehensive services provided to ALL students on campus
•  Student Community Ethics: Educates students about rights and responsibilities within the
WCU Community Creed and Code of Student Conduct
•  Residential Living: Enforces Community Living Standards and Residential Living Conduct
•  Police Department: Employs state-certified police officers to provide security and enforce laws
for all persons on campus
•  Counseling and Health Services: Meets the healthcare needs of the academic community and
enhances the physical, psychological, environmental and health education needs of the campus
•  Safety and Risk Management: Provides support for university activities and assures a safe and
healthful environment for employees, students, and visitors
•  Emergency Services: Responsible for developing and implementing institution‐wide programs
and projects that promote safety for all hazards and emergencies
•  Campus Security Authority (CSA): Persons designated by the university to notify the
university Police Department of alleged Clery Crimes reported to them
•  Disability Services: Ensures equal access for students with disabilities
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Overview of Health Services Provided
Services Available to All WCU Students
(including UP Students):
Routine Visits for Minor Sickness
Allergy Clinic/Immunizations
Contraceptive Options
STI Screenings
Nutrition Services
Laboratory Tests
Physicals and Referrals
Ambulance Service (specialized emergency plans as needed)
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Overview of Counseling Services
Provided to ALL Students
Services Available to All WCU Students
(including UP Students):
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): Primary care
mental health providers
In-house psychologist with clinical experience/interest in IDD
mental health
Initial consultation/intake to determine appropriate level of care
(CAPS vs. outside referral)
Individual counseling using brief, goal-oriented model
(10 counseling sessions per academic year)
Case management/referrals to community for long term care/
specialty care
Consultation services (e.g. with parents/families, with UP
Program, with prior treatment providers)
24/7 on-call emergency service
Group counseling, biofeedback
Outreach programming
Overview of Speech and Hearing Services
Services for Students/Clients
(no additional cost)
•  Speech/language evaluations
•  Speech/language therapy sessions
addressing stuttering, severe
disabilities, autism, social skills,
articulation, voice, and language
comprehension/production
•  Social skills groups
•  Hearing screenings and hearing aid
fittings
•  Dialect modification (as requested)
Extended Services to UP Students
•  Natural supports in CSD providing
additional practice with communication
strategies for generalization and
maintenance
•  Development and Learning Studyassessing growth and/or change in
language/communication skills as a
result of participation in a
postsecondary education program
•  Additional weekly therapy sessions
(beyond 1-2 sessions a week) and
evaluation/treatment in functional
settings (job/class/other campus
environments)
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Service Learning Projects Involving
Recreational Therapy
Historical Class Projects with RTH and UP Students
•  Use of natural supports (RTH 200 students) as necessary to
assist UP students in traversing the campus, going to classes,
attending social events
•  Partnership and support with Base Camp Cullowhee activities
such as skiing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, tubing,
horseback riding, and recreational activities
•  Organization and support with the campus wide R Word
Rally event each spring semester in partnership with local
Special Olympics
•  Facilitation of weekly inclusive and organized recreational
activities
Service Learning Projects with Nursing
Historical Class Projects with Nursing and UP Students:
Nursing Student Goal: To develop empathy and comfort working with
persons with disabilities
Project Outcome: To develop a disability awareness and training video for
future UP Program volunteers
Class Project Outline:
•  Set up volunteer schedule with UP student to get to know them, 4 hour
minimum
•  Develop a concept map of the UP student’s physical, emotional, and
psychosocial needs anticipated as you work with them
•  Make an informational video including: a brief overview of the diagnosis,
safety concerns, nutritional needs, medical needs, and student preferences
•  Write a reflective journal entry focusing on the UP experience
•  Complete a peer evaluation
Sample of disability awareness and training video on Cerebral Palsy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
feature=player_embedded&v=dPZgBNN2vkA
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For More Info Visit: up.wcu.edu
Kelly R. Kelley, Ph.D.
[email protected]
828-227-2990
Leigh Angel, MSN, RN
[email protected]
828-654-6498
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