Aggies Elevated

Project Details

Young adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities want what their typically developing peers want--a traditional college experience, the chance to live and learn independently, and to work in a field that is suited to their interests and abilities.

There are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Of these, 217 have programs for young adults with disabilities. Aggies Elevated is the only program in Utah and one of only a handful in the western United States.

Aggies Elevated is a pilot program that will welcome its first cohort of six students to the USU campus for the 2014-2015 school year. The six students will live in the LLCs, attend classes with their typically developing peers, build life skills and engage in community-based internships to reach their goals of independence.