There are some colleges in Louisiana that have special programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
They give students intense extra support, offer specialized classes and social opportunities, and help students find appropriate internships for real world work experience.
- Baton Rouge Community College: Program for Successful Employment (PSE)
- Bossier Parish Community College: Program for Successful Employment (PSE)
- Nicholls State University: Bridge to Independence
- Southeastern Louisiana University: Lions Connected (UC)
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette: UL LIFE Program
- LSU Health Sciences Center: PAY Check Program
Comprehensive Transition and Post-Secondary (CTP) Programs
A CTP program is a special program of study that some colleges offer. It's designed for students with learning or social issues, and gives them extra support. It includes services like:
A chance to take some specialized classes and some typical classes
Internships or job training
Social skills mentoring
All programs listed above except for the Paycheck Program are CTPs.
Colleges outside of Louisiana
- Visit this Federal Student Aid website for a list of all US colleges that offer CTP programs. (Click on the link and it will open in a new tab on your screen)
- Here's a blog that describes how some other colleges support their students: Which U.S. Campuses are the most Disability-Friendly?