a photograph of the PRT

The mission of the Country Roads Program is to prepare and empower students with disabilities to acquire knowledge and skills that will help them reach their maximum potential. Each year affords new opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they learn through the program in the following areas:

  1. Independent living,
  2. Social engagement, and
  3. Career education and training

Each program area is designed to meet the following program goals:

  1. Students will be able to live independently,
  2. Students will be engaged in social opportunities including the classroom, and
  3. Students are competitive for hire and sustain employment in a chosen area.

The Country Roads Program, a collaboration between WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and the WVU Office of Accessibility Services, is an on-campus program designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) and developmental disabilities (DD). Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) who are 18-26 years of age and have completed a high school or equivalent degree are eligible to enroll in this program. Initially, we will enroll 8 individuals, and increased enrollment will depend on availability of resources (e.g., additional support staff, supplies, housing availability). Enrolled students will receive program activities and services during the fall and spring semesters.