The average high school graduate without an intellectual disability has many life-enriching opportunities during the critical years of 18-21, such as attending college, attending trade schools or joining the military, living at residence halls, moving into an apartment, and starting families. However, the student with an intellectual disability typically stays in their high school for as many as seven or eight years, receives the same curriculum during those years, and lives at home. After graduation, job prospects are usually scarce, integration within the community is usually limited, and the opportunity to self-actualize is sparse.
The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition at the University of North Florida (OCT) was created to provide young adults with intellectual disabilities with vital missing services and supports that will assist them in successfully transitioning into adulthood and to live a productive life within the community.
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