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Project Panther LIFE

Access limited to local school district:

  • Yes, Miami Dade

Age Range:

  • 18-21

Program Length:

  • 1 to 4 years

Students attend/audit classes with students without disabilities:

  • Yes

Internships / Employment:

  • Yes

Types of disabilities are included in this program:

  • Students who have earned a special diploma and have an Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder with an Intellectual Disability

Accepts special diploma, or other non-standard diploma:

  • Yes

Accommodations available:

  • Yes

Student Housing:

  • No

Students will be issued a college ID with access to all college events:

  • Yes

Certificate options available:

  • Certificate of Successful Completion of the Project Panther LIFE Program

Complete a Pather LIFE Student Application through their respective high school

Project Panther LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone)
   Florida International University
  Diana Valle-Riestra, Assistant Professor of Special Education & Principal Investigator 
   [email protected]
  Amanda Giust
  [email protected]
Florida International University (FIU), in continued partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and Parent to Parent of Miami (P to P), Inc., has developed Project Panther LIFE, a postsecondary transition program for students with intellectual disabilities.  


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