Aggies Elevated Students Collin Quinn, Michele Gibson, Courtney Jorgensen and Chandler West plan to get their Associate's Degree. Read their stories!
One Program, Two Campuses
Aggies Elevated at Utah State University is Utah's original college program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Located at the USU main campus in Logan AND the USU Eastern campus in Price.
Aggies Elevated is designed to empower college-age students with I/DD to become resilient problem-solvers and self-determined citizens of inclusive communities. With the assistance of staff and invited stakeholders, Aggies Elevated students create a person-centered plan to identify challenges, build on individual strengths, seek out and utilize supports, and encourage personal responsibility in five domains (Lifelong Learning, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Self-Advocacy, and Career Development). The program’s goal for graduates is competitive integrated employment, full community inclusion, and independent living to their highest ability.
- The average post-graduation employment rate for TPSID program graduates is 59%.
- The employment rate for adults with disabilities in general is 31.4%.
- The employment rate for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 18%.
- In addition, about 35% of our graduates have earned associate's and/or bachelor's degrees, or are actively in progress.
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