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Existing Florida Postsecondary Sites Matrix

The Florida postsecondary institutions listed below have existing programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Their programs 

provide age-appropriate opportunities for learning, employment preparation, recreational and leisure activities, social interactions, and facilitate the development of natural supports. The postsecondary institutions that operate the programs are eligible for technical assistance through the Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities. Interested parties are encouraged to contact a representative listed below for application and enrollment criteria as well as additional information on each program.

The following matrix provides information on postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities in Florida. Please click on the program name or the details section for additional information on the specific program. 

Existing Florida Postsecondary Sites Matrix
Postsecondary Institution
Program Name
Ages Served
Program Length
Access Limitations Student Housing How To Apply Details
Florida Atlantic University
Transitioning Owls Program
2 - 4 years
Yes, Palm Beach No

Complete FAU Transitioning Owls Program application through their high school.

View Details
Florida Atlantic University
Academy for Community Inclusion
Varies; individualized
No Residential component for on-campus housing will be developed for in Years 2 and 3 Click Here View Details
Florida International University
Project Panther LIFE
1 to 4 years
Yes, Miami Dade No Complete a Pather LIFE Student Application through their respective high school View Details
Florida Keys Community College
Project ACCESS
1-3 years
No Yes Contact Project Coordinator for link to electronic application View Details
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Varies based on program; generally 1 to 1.5 years
No No Contact Project Coordinator for application materials. View Details
Indian River State College
Employment Institute
Up to 3 years
Yes, St. Lucie County Public Schools No Students apply at their home high school via their teachers and ESE Specialists. The Employment Institute option is discussed one year prior to graduation during IEP meeting. View Details
Pensacola State College
The Arc Gateway Program for Adult Learning and Support (PALS)
2 Years
No No Complete and submit application prior to deadline.
Applications are available online at or by calling (850) 484-1185.
View Details
Polk State College
Polk County School District Transition Program
3-4 years
Yes, Polk No Contact the Polk County School District Transition Office. View Details
Santa Fe College
Project SAINT
1-2 Years
No No Application and interview View Details
Tallahassee Community College
EAGLE Connections
6 semesters
No No Complete application on website, or contact office to receive a paper application View Details
University of Central Florida
Inclusive Education Services
2-4 years
No Yes

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University of North Florida
The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition
2 or 4 years
No Yes Complete and submit an online application. View Details
University of South Florida
The Learning Academy at USF
9 months
No Yes Application on website View Details
University of South Florida (USF)
Successful Transition After Graduation For Exceptional Students (STAGES)
2 years or successfully employed for six months
No No Applicants will schedule an appointment with the program instructor to visit the program. The program instructor will give him/her an application. After the program instructor receives the application they will contact the applicant/parent schedule an interview. The program instructor along with one professional district employee from the Adult Education Department and one employee (supervisor/manager) from USF will participate in the applicant's interview and complete a rubric for each applicant. View Details
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Project 10 STING RAY
2 years
Yes, Pinellas No Contact Project Coordinator or Pinellas County Schools View Details
Warner University
Polk County School District Transition Program
3-4 years
Yes, Polk No Contact the Polk County School District Transition Office. View Details
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