KU announces Transition to Postsecondary Education program meetings for students with intellectual disabilities

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education program (KU TPE) is hosting “Jayhawk Night” informational meetings in several cities and via Zoom over the next several weeks. Students with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and their families are invited to attend to learn about the program and the application process. Interested educators and others involved in postsecondary education for students with disabilities are also welcome. Registration is online.

All KU TPE in-person Jayhawk Nights are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Nov. 1: Kansas City Kansas Community College, Upper-Level Jewell, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
  • Nov. 8: Manhattan Public Library, Grossbeck Room, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan
  • Nov. 16: KU Edwards Campus, BEST 315, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park
  • Dec. 6: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin 101A, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.

Several online Jayhawk Zoom sessions are also being offered in November and December at varying times for those who are not able to make it to an in-person event. Registration is at the same link above.

KU TPE is a two-year, fully inclusive undergraduate certificate program at the Lawrence campus for students with IDD. Students complete at least 24 hours of KU credit-bearing courses that are included on their KU transcript. Students also participate in career internships and fully engage in KU student life. A variety of living options are available for KU TPE students including KU residence halls, scholarship halls and off-campus living, based on their choice.

KU TPE is currently accepting applications for fall 2023. The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2023. Additional information about application, admission and Jayhawk Nights is available on KU TPE’s website.

Mon, 10/31/2022


Dana Lattin

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Dana Lattin

Transition to Postsecondary Education