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2017 State System Summit

Session 41

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2017 State System Summit

Address:
13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382


Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433
Email: HMartinez@wcupa.edu

Rock Life: An Inclusive Post-Secondary Program

  • 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
  • SYKES BALLROOM C

Rock Life is a non-degree post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities housed in the College of Education. This presentation covers: why a post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities?; a fully inclusive, integrated college experiences leading to competitive, integrated employment; explains benefits to students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and the college community; and shares recommendations for PASSHE regarding inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities.

Moderator

Scott Yannick, WCU Student Volunteer

Presenters

Dr. Robert Arnhold, Professor and Director of Adapted Physical Activity Program at Slippery Rock University
Dr. Arnhold has been professor and director of the Adapted Physical Activity Program for the past 31 years. He is also coordinator of the graduate Adapted Physical Activity Program. In 2016 he also began the Rock Life Post-secondary Education Program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Currently, 8 students are enrolled in Rock Life, living on campus, and enrolled in fully inclusive classes.

Ms. Mary Holmes, Graduate Student at Slippery Rock University

Ms. Emilia Hobbs, Graduate Student at Slippery Rock University