Document 12154036

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.
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
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)
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
•  Social skills groups
•  Hearing screenings and hearing aid
•  Dialect modification (as requested)
Extended Services to UP Students
•  Natural supports in CSD providing
additional practice with communication
strategies for generalization and
•  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
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
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
•  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:
For More Info Visit:
Kelly R. Kelley, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Leigh Angel, MSN, RN
[email protected]