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Finger Lakes Community College

College or University Name: Finger Lakes Community College Type of Postsecondary Institution: - Community college
Program Name: FLCC College Experience School District/Agency Partner: Ontario ARC and FLCC Address: 3325 Marvin Sands Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424 Contact Person: Wendy Nelson, Manager of Pre-Employment Programs Contact Phone: 585-919-2163 Contact Email: wnelson@ontarioarc.org Website: https://www.ontarioarc.org/ Description:

Individuals participating in the College Experience are 18 years of age and over. They are actively involved in campus life. Students utilize all aspects of the College Experience, from athletic facilities to cafeterias to actual classes. The college campus provides a learning environment that promotes independence and community involvement. The program is designed to explore employment interests or day service opportunities through internships at local businesses in the community. In addition, the program concentrates on improving social and communication skills and expand and enhance life skills such as money management, community independence and self-advocacy. 

This initiative serves students who: - Have graduated or exited from high school
Residential options for students with intellectual disabilities: - Are not available Students spend: 50% of time in group instruction only with other students with intellectual disabilities Students have access to the following types of courses: - Typical college courses for audit
- Life skills
- Social skills training
- Community-based instruction
- Independent living instruction
Entrance criteria for this initiative are: - High school diploma (state approved), high school transcript or equivalent
- Other diploma ("special education", "certificate of attendance")
- Be able to safely navigate the campus independently
- Have basic safety skills in an unsupervised setting
- Must meet eligibility guidelines for state agencies (ie VR, Adult DD Services, etc)
- Be willing to abide by all the rules and policies set forth by the institution
Cost of the program: Students 18-21 yrs old are funded by their local education agency if approved by CSE, Students over 21 must be eligible for OPWDD support, Students may also elect to self pay Are you using Medicaid funds of any kind to fund individuals in this program? Yes