Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have documentation that verifies a diagnosis of intellectual disability and/or cognitive impairment. 
  • Be enrolled in or eligible for transitional services provided by your school district.
  • Age 18 -21 at time of application.
  • Have not completed a high school diploma or have a deferred diploma.
  • If you are enrolled in the Anchorage School District you will need to have your counselor verify that you have completed all your core high school requirements.
  • Must be able to be independent and unsupervised while on campus, with or without a support person.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have a stable living environment.
  • Must have a plan for your medical needs while on campus.
And
  • Must commit to attending all activities required as a TAPESTRY participant.

 

Intellectual Disability & Cognitive Impairment Eligibility Definition

For TAPESTRY Admissions Requirement - updated Summer 2013

CHANGES TO THE DEFINITION OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (October, 2010)

Rosa’s Law changed the definition of intellectual disabilities in HEOA as follows: Higher Education Act of 1965- Section 760(2)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1140(2)(A)) is amended by striking `mental retardation or'.

Definition now reads: A student—

(A) With a cognitive impairment, characterized by significant limitations in—(i) intellectual and cognitive functioning; and (ii) adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills; and

(B) Who is currently, or was formerly, eligible for a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Organizations you are already working with may have documentation of a youth's intellectual, cognitive and adaptive functioning. You may request copies of diagnoses from organizations that work with your youth, please note this list is not all inclusive:

  • School District
  • Senior and Disability Services
  • State of Alaska Disability Determination
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Licensed Psychologist w/approved credentials
 

Contact:

Marg Halloran
Student Services Coordinator
(907) 786-6038
marg@alaskachd.org
tapestry@alaskachd.org

UAA TAPESTRY
Campus address:

3211 Providence Drive, PSB 101D
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-6038

UAA Center for
Human Development:

2702 Gambell St., #103
Anchorage, Alaska
99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
Tollfree: (800) 243-2199
TTY: (907) 264-6206
Fax: (907) 274-4802


If you know a student who you believe would be a good fit for this program, but are unsure if they fall under these eligibility guidelines please give us a call and we can assist you.

Marg Halloran

Student Services Coordinator
TAPESTRY Postsecondary Transition Program
907.350-0700
marg@alaskachd.org