The Postsecondary Education for All Collaborative (PEAC) is an innovative collaboration between the LSU HSC Human Development Center and Delgado Community College. PEAC is one of 27 model demonstration Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
PEAC provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities (IWID), ages 18-21, who express an interest in attending a postsecondary institution and are currently enrolled in a participating school district. Recommendation for participation in PEAC is decided by each student’s IEP team. Individuals involved in the PEAC program maintain a dual enrollment at Delgado Community College and their local school district.
Click the video play button above to view a short clip of ADD Commissioner, Sharon Lewis discussing the importance of creating access to post-secondary education for youth with intellectual disabilities.
The goal of PEAC is to increase the positive outcomes of IWID through the opportunity to participate inclusively in higher education, access gainful employment, increase opportunities for social interactions and community participation, and interact with age-similar peers.
PEAC includes an Interagency Development Team of Local Educational Agencies, Institutions of Higher Education, and numerous state agencies. (Link to the partners page) PEAC utilizes input from these agencies, person centered plans, inclusive settings in education and employment, and peer mentoring to achieve success for all participants.
Students participating in PEAC during the Fall 2011 Semester at Delgado participated in many activities.