LIFE Program at CCU
Welcome to the LIFE Program
The Coastal Carolina University LIFE Program is a four-year, tuition-based, post-secondary education and transition program for young adults who have a mild to moderate intellectual and/or developmental disability as defined by AAIDD.
The Coastal Carolina University LIFE Program enrolls 10-12 students each academic year.
LIFE Program staff members, mentors, and tutors facilitate and support each student’s full integration within the campus community both academically and socially. The LIFE Program prepares students with the life skills they need to complete their post-secondary education, gain and maintain meaningful employment, and live independent and productive adult lives by utilizing natural campus and peer supports, for academic and social mentoring/tutoring.
Students in the LIFE Program participate in person-centered planning to determine a focus for academic coursework that will support their career goals and personal interests. In addition, assessments measuring individual skills and understanding in three critical domains of adult living – daily living skills, self-determination, and interpersonal skills, and employment readiness skills provide data to guide individualized instruction for each student. Students enroll in academic coursework that supports their interests, skills, and abilities and subsequently participates in a range of related work experiences including on and off-campus job shadowing, job try-outs, and internships. Students are required to take courses to enhance their physical well-being, communication, and healthy living. Finally, students participate in campus clubs and organizations, recreation, and leisure activities.
Engaging with LIFE at CCUFor more information about the LIFE Program at Coastal Carolina University:
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
100 Tom Trout Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054