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Bridges to Education and Careers at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Last Update:5/1/2018
Contact:Suzanna Yuhasz
Title:Program Coordinator
Address:2101 E. Coliseum Blvd
Walb Student Union, Room 111
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
County:Allen
Phone:260-481-6592
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Website:http://www.pfw.edu/bridges/
Mission
Bridges to Education and Careers at Purdue University Fort Wayne is a program for students with intellectual disabilities or autism who have completed high school, with a diploma or a Certificate of Completion, and are ready to make the transition to college. The program's primary emphasis is educational enrichment and obtaining employment. Students will have the opportunity to improve study techniques, gain experiences to prepare for future employment, and develop relationships.
Program Description
Students in the Bridges Program work with peer mentors who will help them navigate their new school experience and integrate into student life, encouraging students to become involved in a fuller and more complete collegiate experience.  

There are multiple paths students can use to move through the program. Students on a career focused track will take classes and participate in internships to prepare for employment, working to earn a program certificate. Those on a degree focused track and will work toward earning a degree.  All students will take courses like English, Communication, Math, and Health and Wellness to build knowledge needed in any career. Students are expected to do their best and submit all assignments, completed at the level they are capable of. Students meet regularly with program staff to encourage academic accountability. Staff works with each student to develop an educational experience that is a good fit for the student's goals.
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Post secondary education
Transition to Adulthood
Counties Serviced
Allen
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