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    LifeLink PSU
    SCASD and two Penn State College of Education entities—the Rehabilitation Services Program and the Special Education Program—worked collaboratively with SCASD’s Department of Special Education to initiate LifeLink PSU, which started during the 2002-2003 academic year. LifeLink PSU is a program that provides SCASD students with special-needs between the ages of 18 and 21 an opportunity to interact with students of their own age in an environment that is socially and academically conducive to continued growth. The LifeLink PSU classroom and activities take place on Penn State’s University Park campus in HUB 304.
    Mature high school students with disabilities who reside in the State College Area School District can apply to this program once they have completed 4 years at the high school. Only SCASD high school students with IEPs are eligible to apply, and application is discussed and recommended by a student's IEP team. When accepted, SCASD students participate in PSU classes with Penn State student mentors, Transition class in the LifeLink PSU classroom, and go to work. The daily schedule is very similar to the typical college student schedule!

    Currently, we have over 250 Penn State Student Mentors and four full-time SCASD special education staff that aid the students in our classroom located in 304 HUB.

    Our program is designed to help our students accomplish five goals on their road to independence.
        1.    Academic Skills
        2.    Enrichment
        3.    Vocational
        4.    Social
        5.    Leisure/Recreation

    With the help of Penn State student mentors and interns, along with Penn State faculty, we help students transition to life beyond high school.
    Come visit us Monday through Friday between 9AM and 3PM in 304 HUB!! 


Last Modified on November 30, 2021