To support youth with disabilities in an actual college experience that will inspire and prepare them for ongoing postsecondary opportunities.

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Academic Achievement

Project College participants learn valuable information on how to achieve success in the college classroom and about the system of supports available on and off campus for academic support.


Campus Connections

Project College participants experience the many ways that college can be the best years of their lives. 

Living on an actual college campus, dining in the cafeteria, connecting with new friends, and joining in on campus activities are cornerstones of the week. 


Healthy Lifestyles

Project College supports participants to develop a foundation for taking care of their health needs. 

Participants explore ways to manage stress and loneliness, discover relaxation techniques, and learn how to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into their daily lives.


New Perspectives

Project College believes it is time to dispel the myth that post-secondary education is out of reach. 

Because the biggest barriers to success can sometimes be self-imposed, participants are guided to take on new life perspectives.


College Experience Week

June 17-22, 2018
On the campus of the University of San Diego

  • 6 days & 5 nights living on a college proj collegecampus.
  • Classes & activities designed to inspire and prepare youth with disabilities for a successful college experience including:
    • Managing Academics
    • Navigating the Campus
    • Living Independently
    • Making Friends
    • Joining Clubs
    • Managing Stress
    • Planning for the Future
    • Overcoming Barriers
    • Much, much more…
Designed for Youth
  • Ages 17-22, with a developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder.
  • Considering attending college in the near future, or already attending.
  • Independent in personal care or have attendant care.
  • $850 - covers housing for 5 nights, all meals, activities, and program materials.
  • Participants are responsible for transportation to and from USD and their own spending money.
  • Thanks to the generous support of The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities, needs based scholarships are available.
Tailored Day Services
  • Tailored day services are individualized supports for people with disabilities who are clients of the San Diego Regional Center. Click here for the details.

Project College Brochure
Application Form
Sample Schedule for the Week

For more information on Project College, call (858) 278-5420 x 131 or email ddrazenovich@ucpsd.org.

Project College is specially designed by the Conscious Leadership Academy at the University of San Diego, United Cerebral Palsy, and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities – San Diego/Imperial office.

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"Project College has pointed my son in the right direction to accomplish many of his life goals. Well done!"

Eva M., Parent


“The program gave our son the opportunity to learn skills he would need to be successful on a college campus and to some extent in the work force and life.”

Jody C., Parent


“I had a lot of fun learning what college will be like.  I learned about making new friends, being responsible, and taking care of myself.  I am not as afraid of going to college as before.”

David D., Participant 

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