The Academic and Career Achievement Program (ACAP) is a custom-tailored learning program that offers students with intellectual and other neuro disbilities a unique post-secondary opportunity to further their formal education and become self-reliant. The conceptual framework for the program depicts four standards as cornerstones of practice: Academic Access, Career Development, Campus Inclusion, and Self-Determination.
In addition, integration with the college system, coordination and collaboration, sustainability, and ongoing evaluation will be necessary to create a cohesive framework that will support the tenets of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
The objectives of the program are to enable students, while in a supportive college environment, to transition into greater and enhanced independent living through developmentally appropriate social, life, academic, and vocational skills. Students will learn how to meet daily challenges confidently and independently, and become productive citizens in the community.