Updated: Oct 14, 2020
I joined the Life Path Program (LPP) when I was 23 years old. After joining LPP I was invited to attend the student orientation to learn about how to get assignments completed on time, how to pass the classes, how to register, and what to expect from a college environment.
In my 1st year at Lifepath, I completed Computer Applications, Professional Communications, and Student Success Strategies. When I struggled with an assignment, I would email the teacher to get suggestions on how to complete the assignments. When completing the assignment, I had to know the assignment requirements and the due date.
During my 2nd year of Life Path, I completed Integrated Self Advocacy, Networking and Customer Service, and Human Relations 2. In Human Relations 2, I completed the Human Relations Magazine project about dating, and consent. In the Spring semester, I did a campus Internship on Vet Tech.
In my 3rd and 4th year of Life Path, I took credit classes. I struggled with taking tests during credit classes and had to use the book to find the answers. The tests were challenging but I earned an 80 and 100. In my 4th year, I completed a community internship at the Inspiration Ranch.
Finally, I got to graduate from college, and I am so proud of myself.
I recommend applying to the Life Path Program because it’s good for students with disabilities to learn more about the college environment, careers, degrees, and learning how to become independent.