The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth offers a fully inclusive post-secondary college education and experience to students with different intellectual or developmental abilities who do not meet higher-education requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student. The program involves enrollment as non-degree seeking audit students in typical university courses and includes social integration, career exploration and training resulting in a Certificate of Social Growth and Development.

The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is extended to Friday, February 28, 2020. If you are experiencing problems applying, please attend the application workshop on November 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. or give us a call.

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    1st Annual Family Fun Run/Walk

    This event is a family fun event with bouncy houses, face painting, food trucks, sports, and local vendors. The run/walk is non-competitive and all proceeds will provide scholarships for Academy students.

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      Apply to be a Peer Mentor

      Do you have an interest assiting people with different developmental and intellectual abilities?

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        Summer Leadership Intensive Program

        The Academy offers a week-long program college-life experience for middle school students, high school students and graduates. Registration will start on January 6, 2020, and will end one week prior to the start of the interested week.

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          Middle School Summer L.E.A.P. Program

          This program is geared toward academic enrichment, social engagement, and recreational activities for students with developmental disabilities. Registration will start on January 6, 2020, and will end one week prior to the start of the interested week.

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            Certificate Programs

            The Academy offers two programs: Academic, Social, and Career Enrichment (ASCE) and Advanced Leadership and Career Development (ALCD)

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              Open House

              The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth hosts Open Houses during the Fall and Spring semesters:

              August 12, 2019
              3:00–5:00 PM
              September 16, 2019
              3:00–5:00 PM
              October 21, 2019
              3:00–5:00 PM
              November 18, 2019
              3:00–5:00 PM

              For reservations or other inquiries contact us

              News from the Academy

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                Student Symposium

                It was all selfies and smiles when students in the Academy recently gathered for the first Inclusive Post-Secondary International Student Symposium...

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                Fostering Young Writer

                Nineteen-year-old Kennesaw State University student, Caroline Blair Berman, is writing her first novel, a Young Adult fiction titled Flight...

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                Friends in High Places

                The Academy continues its trailblazing ways, partnering with a princess from the United Arab Emirates to champion the cause of inclusion...


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                Making Differences in Lives

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