The Arc of Monroe offers several Employment Readiness Services that provide various hands-on educational opportunities to prepare people with I/DD for competitive/community employment.
LifePrep@Naz is a higher education transitional service for young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It provides opportunities to continue their education and development with peers in a college classroom setting.
LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.
Must be 21 or older
OPWDD eligible and HCBS Waiver enrolled
Capable of working in a 1:8 staff participant ratio
Ability to self-medicate
Participants learn alongside college peers in the classroom at Nazareth College
Nazareth students serve as mentors