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UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes)

Welcome to the UI REACH website,

The University of Iowa REACH Program is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH provides a campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community. Courses, campus life, and career preparation assist students in reaching their full potential. UI REACH strives to maintain periodic contact with alumni to encourage them to become independent adults by utilizing the independent living and career-related skills they learned in the program.

We welcome your interest in the UI REACH program and encourage you to explore this website to learn more about our program, students, and faculty.  If you would like additional information please feel free to contact our office at 319-384-2127.

Pam Ries, Ed.D.
Director, UI REACH

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REACH student at old capitolKey Features of UI REACH

  • 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

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. Our efforts to make the program affordable for students and their families continue through donations and scholarships.

Visit the UI Foundation to support UI REACH.

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Pam Ries
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