Our Vision: For all institutions of higher education across North Dakota and the Northern Plains to be inclusive of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD); providing programs that focus on academic, independent living, socialization, self-determination, and integrated work experiences culminating in competitive integrated employment for persons with ID and DD.
Student & Family Resources
Celebrating the Achievements of Braden Tooz: a Journey of Success and Inclusion
Breaking Barriers, Soaring High: Elizabeth Romanick’s Journey in an Inclusive College Program
Employment is an important domain of inclusive higher education programs. Check out some success stories of meaningful career opportunities that students have experienced in ASTEP.
Radek is working towards his technical studies certificate and his job at BEK Communications allows him to put his knowledge and skills into practice. ASTEP focuses on student’s strengths and interest to lead to successful employment.
Matthew applies his academic knowledge to make a real impact at the Roosevelt Park Zoo. Equipped with his expertise from nutrition classes, he skillfully prepares nourishing meals for the zoo’s beloved animals.
This project is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Programs: #407A200032