UNT ELEVAR (Empower, Learn, Excel, enVision, Advance, Rise) is a four-year inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). Following the definition of the program’s name, ELEVAR [lift, soar, rise, in Spanish], the program’s vision is to empower young adults with ID who wish to continue postsecondary education (PSE) to become self-determined, independent, and healthy adults readied for integrated competitive employment. Most importantly, the UNT ELEVAR program welcomes young adults with ID to be part of the Mean Green family experience. UNT ELEVAR has been approved as a Comprehensive Transition Program through the U.S. Department of Education accreditation. For more information about the UNT ELEVAR program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-369-8563.
The UNT ELEVAR program is designed to serve young adults with intellectual disabilities of at least 18 years of age, has completed high school with or without a high school diploma, and who received services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), been served by IDEA, or completed an alternate assessment portfolio. The application is now closed but will open again October 1, 2023 and closes December 1, 2023 for the 2024-2025 cohort. For more information, visit our Admission Information page.
To learn more about the UNT ELEVAR program please attend one of our Open Houses (see Events for more information). In this virtual or in person open house, we share more about the program, admission process, housing, and all other components of our inclusive post-secondary education program. To visit UNT, please schedule a tour with UNT admissions at https://tours.unt.edu.
RESOURCES: Middle school and High school students interested in pursuing and experiencing a college career can prepare early on! Here is a great website from our Think College partners: Click Here.
Spreading the word about the inclusive options and possibilities for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is a great way to support the program. Your gift will empower students with intellectual disabilities to become more independent and prepared for competitive employment. To give, please visit our official GIVING page.
For more information about donating to the future UNT ELEVAR program, please contact us at email@example.com.