Augustana invites young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program designed to increase employment outcomes.
- Admit a minimum of six new students each year
- Provide access to a menu of courses for credit, non-credit, or auditing
- Utilize a Person-Centered Planning process
- Create appropriate supports for students in classroom settings
- Assist students in locating appropriate residential options
- Develop peer support networks (peer navigators)
- Produce on/off-campus work opportunities and internships including job coaching services
- Collaborate with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Department of Labor and Regulation, Disability Employment Initiative, Department of Education and Division of Developmental Disabilities and other agencies
Learn more about our program design by viewing the Augie Access Fact Sheet.
As the Augie Access Program Director, Jessica Lamb is a grant program coordinator and research assistant. She also serves as the LEND Self-Advocate Discipline Head and is a certified Person-Centered Transition Assessment Facilitator and a Person Centered Trainer. She earned her master's of education with a focus in special education from Grand Canyon University. Jessica came to Augustana from the Aberdeen School District, where she was a special education teacher.
Augie Access Program Coordinator
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Serving as the Program Coordinator, Catherine Davis has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern State University. She comes to us from AXL Academy where she was an English teacher and yearbook advisor.