Eligibility Criteria

KU-TPE is federally funded and must adhere to certain guidelines. In order to determine if KU-Transition to Postsecondary Education program is the best fit, applicants should demonstrate the ability to meet the following criteria upon entering the program.  

KU-TPE staff can review documentation or answer questions about eligibility prior to submitting your application. Contact the KU-TPE Program Coordinator at 785-864-6355 or email kutpe@ku.edu.          

  • A documented intellectual disability is required. Intellectual disability is defined by AAIDD as significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior​. The diagnosis should be identified by one or more of the following documents: 
    • IEP
    • Cumulative File
    • Physician's Documentation
    • Social Security Administration Files
    • Psychological or Neuropsychological Exam
    • Comprehensive Evaluation
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Documentation
  • Is 18-25 years old
  • Demonstrates skills in navigating community and school environments with a willingness to learn new modes of transportation
  • Demonstrates level of unsupervised independence (2-4 hours) using appropriate supports with potential to increase independence over time
  • Wants to enhance their:
    • Adult roles and responsibilities
    • Self-determination
    • Career development and employment potential
    • Academic and adult learning strategies
  • Is responsible for medications and self-care with appropriate supports if needed
  • Has previous experience with work-based learning (e.g., in-school, volunteering, and/or paid employment)
  • Desires integrated, paid employment upon completion of KU-TPE

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