RIC Offers State's First Undergrad Certificate For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Jul 13, 2016

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Rhode Island College will offer the state’s first undergraduate certificate for students with intellectual disabilities. 

The program is for students who have graduated from high school and have a documented intellectual disability. The goal is to prepare students for life after school and possible employment. They’ll receive academic tutoring, mentoring – including social etiquette and time and money management – as well as job coaching.

The college says the plan is to admit 10 students a year.

Officials say the program will help address a U.S. Department of Justice finding that a majority of Rhode Island adults with intellectual disabilities are unemployed after high school.