Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges (SIP-C)
The Supporting Inclusive Practices in Colleges Program (SIP-C) is a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded program with the mission of empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate and thrive in higher education experiences. We work closely with local college campuses in northern Arizona to deliver personalized academic support services and resources. SIP-C supports individuals with intellectual disabilities who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree, certification, or credential in any field.
DEGREE OPTIONS Accordion Closed
See some of the degree choices available to SIP-C students by clicking on the appropriate link to your college of interest.
Our team engages directly with college-bound students to foster an atmosphere of inclusion. SIP-C students learn and engage with their non-disabled peers in inclusive academic settings. Each student is matched with an educational coach to create their individualized transition plan. Educational coaches offer support through every phrase of transition, beginning with enrolling in and funding college; pursuing appropriate and necessary on-campus services and resources; career preparation; and finding gainful employment opportunities.
Additionally, SIP-C students benefit from establishing relationships with peer mentors. Peer mentors are current college students interested in building connections with students with intellectual disabilities. SIP-C students attend a variety of campus events, participate in student clubs and intramural sports, and connect with each other several times a year to experience life as a college student in a fun and exciting way.
Our program partners with on-campus resources, such as TRiO, Student Affairs, and Disability Resources, to obtain current information about changes impacting students or to seek advice on matters specific to student’s desires or needs. If you or someone you know would like to schedule an advising meeting with a campus coordinator in your area, please fill out the SIP-C interest form.