Western Carolina University is seeking applicants for the next class of its University Participant Program, which offers a two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-age persons with intellectual disabilities.
The goal of the UP Program is to facilitate the transition from secondary school to adult life through education, employment and independent living. WCU undergraduate students are recruited and trained to provide paid and unpaid support services, such as attending classes with program participants, engaging them in social and recreational activities, and helping them with on-the-job training.
UP Program participants must be between 18 and 25 years old and also have been enrolled in a high school special education program.
Applications for fall 2013 are due by Saturday, Dec. 1. The application fee, which is nonrefundable, is $50.