We are pleased to offer a college scholarship individuals on the Autism Spectrum going to college. Any individual on the spectrum who lives in our service area and is accepted into an accredited post-secondary education or vocational training is welcome to apply. The application deadline is April 15th of each year. Scholarship winner is announced on June 1st.
This is the first program at a four-year college in Wisconsin to offer a fully inclusive college experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The program has continued to grow and offers individualized wrap-around services to support students in academics, student housing, social experiences, and practicums/internships.
Mansfield Hall provides residential, academic, social, and independent living skill support to students who are going to college. Mansfield Hall is not a college – we are more like “The Super Dorm” – and our students live with us in a safe and supportive living and learning community as they make a successful transition into college and independence.
Shepherds College is the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.
Efforts are unfolding across the country to increase and expand upon postsecondary education options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In Wisconsin, the demand for college is growing and pockets of people across the state are discussing how to develop programs in their own communities. This website serves as a tool to inform, connect, and support people involved in these efforts. Explore the site, read the state plan, and register for the listserv. It's time to THINK COLLEGE.
Suggestions for strengthening self-determination skills and family advocacy; methods to promote academic success in the classroom; ideas for social involvement and integration across campus; strategies for vocational planning and employment.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) Program provides a complete college experience for young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have an intellectual disability. With ample supports, specialized instruction, on-campus residential living, and community integration, the program serves a critical need by providing access and opportunity for students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education. The program has two components, which includes a Basic Program (2 years) and an Advanced Program (2 years) that are designed to facilitate personal growth, independent living, and employment success.
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190