Applications are now available for the SUCCESS program, Maryland’s first four-year post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. A partnership between UMBC and the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), the SUCCESS program will enable Marylanders with intellectual disabilities to develop their independence, critical thinking, problem-solving and employment skills in a university setting. The four-year college experience will also give them the opportunity to interact with their peers through a wide array of inclusive, educational, social and recreational campus-based activities.
The program will be housed in the Shriver Center at UMBC. Named for Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, the Shriver Center at UMBC promotes the integration of civic engagement, teaching, learning, and discovery on campus, regionally, and nationally. The SUCCESS program is a natural outgrowth of the Shriver and Kennedy family values.
Applications are available from the UMBC Shriver Center at http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu and must be submitted no later than July 10, 2012. SUCCESS candidates may be interviewed by a selection committee. Candidate selection is not based on the student’s disability, but rather on the student’s level of motivation to attend college and his/her ability to serve as an Ambassador of “SUCCESS.”
More information can be found here.