The Adult Student Transition Education Program, more commonly known as A-STEP, began at Minot State University in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program provides colleges and universities federal grant funding and technical assistance enabling them to create or expand high quality, inclusive comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities. A-STEP is an inclusive college program at Minot State University for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). A-STEP focuses on the development of students’ academic skills in their areas of interest, career skills and paid community employment, social skills, independent living skills and self-determination. A-STEP program addresses the development of:


• Academic skills in the individual student’s area of interest;

• Meaningful employment through career development and integrated work experiences;

• Independent living and self-advocacy skills; and

• Social relationships and recreation/leisure skills


Kyle's Experience with A-STEP Program















2015 - 2016 ASTEP Calendar (pdf - 62kb)





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Adult Student Transition Education Program

Special Olympics at Bottineau Winter Park 2015 - Bottineau, ND
courtesy of KXMC news Minot, ND

ReThinking College Trailer

"ReThinking College: The Film"

A 25 minute film produced by ThinkCollege that explores the growing national movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education.

Adult Student Transition Program  500 University Ave W  Minot, ND 58707     (800) 233-1737