The College of Education partners with UMSL Succeed in programming, outreach, and community engagement. We work with local school districts, community agencies, and employers to support students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in meaningfully participating in all that UMSL has to offer. UMSL SUCCEED continues to provide life-changing experiences to members of the community and their families. [embed]https://youtu.be/U9dO-uL77EA[/embed]
UMSL Succeed at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis is a high quality, two-year model comprehensive transition and postsecondary education (PSE) program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID) designed to provide the supports, partnerships, and experiences needed to prepare students for gainful employment, independent living, and a full life in the community. While enrolled in our program, students engage in ongoing person-centered planning, receive evidence-based supports and services for academic and social inclusion, and work in volunteer and paid positions in integrated environments. Since our launch in 2013, we have graduated 64 students. After graduation, 74.6% go on to gainful employment and 47.3% live independently (alone or with a roommate outside the family home).