EAGLES is a comprehensive transition program for students with intellectual disabilities. The program provides a postsecondary education opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to engage in a two-year (four semester) residential campus experience. It is a non-degree program focusing on (1) academic enrichment, (2) personal and social skills, (3) independence, and (4) integrated work experiences. Students in the program receive an inclusive post-secondary education providing them with an enriching and rewarding Auburn experience as they prepare for life now and in the future.
The EAGLES program curriculum includes Auburn University credit-bearing courses, as well as program courses focused on improving students’ independent living and employment outcomes. Students in the program take a minimum of eight credit-bearing hours each semester, as well as inclusive program courses. During the first year of their program, students engage in program coursework, work seminars, and work-based training practica in integrated settings. During their second year, students will have an integrated employment residency during the last semester of their program. Successful program completion results in College to Career Recognition.
- Goal One: Students in the EAGLES program will improve their academic performance.
- Goal Two: Students in the EAGLES program will improve their personal and social skills.
- Goal Three: Students in the EAGLES program will improve their independent living skills.
- Goal Four: Students in the EAGLES program will improve their employment skills.
The program began in the fall semester of 2018. The next open enrollment period will be for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications will be accepted until April 5, 2019, with interviews to be conducted late April of 2019.