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THRIVE Program

You are invited to the THRIVE Open House for Spring 2014, Monday, February 3, 2014


About our Program


February 28th is the priority date for accepting applications for the following academic year.

Program Description

  • 2-year residential college experience                    
  • For intellectually challenged young adults
  • Building skills for transitioning from home to independence.

THRIVE logoT  -  Transformation
H  -  Health
R  -  Responsibility
I   -  Independence
V  -  Vocation
E  -  Education

Young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities have the opportunity for a 2-year residential college experience at University of Central Missouri, transitioning from home to independence.

While seeking a certificate of success, students 18-25 years of age will participate in seminars, classes, and courses for credit, to develop:
--new skills
--wellness practices
--job skills

-- Aptitude


THRIVE students are integrated with degree-seeking students in University Housing, Campus Activities, social activities, and classes.
THRIVE students with potential for earning a college degree will be guided toward the general admissions process of the University.

Admissions materials are available if you click here.

Here is the 2014-2015 cost sheet for the program. Future costs may vary.

For information, email


Funding support for the first two years of operation of THRIVE have been provided by a grant from Expanding College for Exceptional Learners (EXCEL), a not-for-profit organization based in Kansas City,