About Titans UP!
The goal of Titans UP! is to provide students with an intellectual disability who have an IQ of 70 or below with a well-rounded, fully inclusive, modified college experience while they gain the skills needed to transition to independent adult roles and into the workplace.
The Titans UP! program will focus on three main areas:
- On-campus activities and academics
- Independent living skills
In preparation for living a full, productive life, students are encouraged to participate in campus activities such as clubs, organizations, sports activities, and on-campus events.
Mentors will assist them in becoming active members of the college community. For academics, students will participate in regular SPC courses with non-disabled peers. Students may take courses for credit or audit the courses depending upon recommendations. Special supports include:
- Academic advisement
- Study sessions
- Reading and homework help
- Assistive technology
- Modified learning plans - depending upon individual needs.
Lessons in independent living will include:
- Self-determination and interpersonal skills
- Daily living skills
- Socialization, relationships and self-esteem
- Money management
Employment needs are addressed in partnership with Vocational Rehab services, and include individual planning for employment, paid and non-paid internships, career services for resume writing, interview skills, and job placement with on-site support.
To be eligible for the Titans UP! program, you need:
- High School Diploma
- Documented Intellectual Disability (IEP or 504)
- Desire to have a job
Who is the Titans UP! student?
Titans UP! students have a documented intellectual disability. They are young men and women hoping to grow in independence and wanting to have their own job. They are strong readers and writers who are ready to tackle a busy schedule filled with classes, homework, employment readiness, and student work hours. They can get to and from campus and learn to navigate it independently. They are willing to make new friends and get involved in campus life.
Learn more about applying to the Titans UP! program.
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If you are interested in this program and would like an application packet, please contact:
April Ross, Titans UP! Program Coordinator
Mailing address: PO Box13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489