UI REACH classes engage students with learning needs, such as autism and learning disabilities; through small-group instruction, hands-on learning, and real-world opportunities. Classes follow The University of Iowa academic calendar. For a complete list of UI REACH courses, refer to the General Catalog.

UI REACH students also participate in some University offered courses with support from UI REACH staff.  Traditionally admitted  students attend a variety of UI REACH core courses, providing an inclusive academic learning for all students.

The student-centered planning approach is used by advisors to develop goals and monitor individual progress. Students receive academic enrichment and support through our academic success classes, small group study sessions, and personal advising.

Each student's progress, preferences, and goals are monitored.  Grades are given in each class. Passing grades and effort toward achieving goals are part of the graduation requirements.

Student Schedule

The class schedule, courses, and career experiences change each semester for students.

Sample Schedule - Year 1 Student

Monday

8:30-9:20 a.m. Health I

9:30-10:20 a.m. Life Skills I

12:30-1:20 p.m. Learning Lab

1:30-3:20 p.m. Computers/Technology

3:30-4:20 p.m. Community Learning Groups

Tuesday

8:30-9:20 a.m. Expressive Writing

9:30-10:20 a.m. Personal Finance I

11:00-11:50 a.m. Social Skills I

12:30-1:45 p.m. Reading Groups

2:30-4:20 p.m. Career Exploration

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activities

Wednesday

8:30-9:20 a.m. Health I

9:30-10:20 a.m. Life Skills I

10:30-11:00 a.m. Activity Sign-Up

12:30-1:20 p.m. Learning Lab

1:30-3:20 p.m. Computers/Technology

3:30-4:20 p.m. Community Learning Groups

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activities

Thursday

8:30-9:20 a.m. Expressive Writing

9:30-10:20 a.m. Personal Finance I

11:00-11:50 a.m. Social Skills I

12:30-1:45 p.m. Reading Groups

2:30-4:20 p.m. Career Exploration

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activities

Friday

8:30-9:20 a.m. Learning Lab

9:30-10:20 a.m. Life Skills I

10:30-11:20 a.m. Music Experience

12:30-1:45 p.m. Inclusive Recreation

3:00-4:20 p.m. Learning Lab

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activities