Augustana University: The Augie Access Program

Augie Access Program

Augie Access Program 2022

Augie Access Program

Augustana invites young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program designed to increase employment outcomes.

Program Design:

  • 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.

Jessica LambJessica Lamb
Augie Access Program Director
Madsen Center #221

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.

Catherine DavisCatherine Davis
Augie Access Program Coordinator
Madsen Center #222

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.  (Form 990)

Program tours and Information

Program tours and information sessions for families and students interested in learning more about the Augie Access program will be held from 3:30-5 p.m.

Tours will begin in the Madsen Center, room 220. The address of the Madsen Center is 2301 South Summit Ave. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.