The University of Iowa REACH Program is a transition certificate program for college students with disabilities, such as autism, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities.

UI REACH provides a Big Ten college experience and empowers young adults to become independent members of the community. Coursework, campus life, and career experiences prepare students to reach their full potential. UI REACH also offers alumni events.

Thank you for your interest in UI REACH! We hope you will find this website to be informative. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please feel free to contact us directly at (319) 384-2127 or via email at


The UI REACH experience integrates the areas of Academic Enrichment, Career Development, Student Life, and Transition to create a dynamic collegiate opportunity for students.

  • Big Ten University experience
  • Integrated, on-campus residence hall living
  • Inclusive academic learning opportunities
  • Generous scholarship support
  • Quality College of Education instructors and advisors
  • Specialized core curriculum and service learning
  • Employment preparation and training
  • Community-based internships
  • Transition portfolio
Independence after REACH

Support UI REACH

Thank you for supporting the mission of the UI REACH Program in the College of Education at The University of Iowa.

The program would not be possible without the leadership and generosity of program supporters. If you are interested in supporting our mission of providing an affordable college experience for students with autism, learning disabilities, down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities please visit the UI Center for Advancement to support UI REACH.

Upcoming Events

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UI REACH Program
Phone: 319-384-2127