Advancing Students Toward Education and Employment Program

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Program Information

 

ASTEP Is a two to three year comprehensive transition and postsecondary (PSE) program for young adults ages 18 to 26 with intellectual disabilities (ID).

 

This program is coordinated by the NDCPD (North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities), and is located on the Minot State University (MSU) campus, in collaboration with the satellite Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) Campus.

 

ASTEP is implemented through a person-centered planning process that focuses on career, academic, social, community, and independent living goals.

 

 

Eligibility

  • ID as the primary or secondary disability
  • Age 18 to 26
  • IDEA Eligible or previously IDEA Eligible
  • No ACT or SAT required but recommended
  • Social Graduation (Unsigned Diploma/May be currently on IEP while attending ASTEP) or High School Diploma
  • Have practical literacy skills to support interacting with college level material
  • Ability to follow University Code of Conduct
  • Safety skills in unsupervised settings
  • Motivation and interest to attend college and be employed

 

 

 

ASTEP Overview (pdf - 420kb)

ASTEP Brochure (pdf - 21mb)

 

Videos  (www link)

 

 

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MSU - NDCPD - 500 University Ave West    Minot, ND 58707                   (800) 233-1737

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