Program Highlights

Project FOCUS utilizes the most current and well-researched best practices to support our students in their inclusive post-secondary environment, resulting in a uniquely successful transition experience at the university of Arizona.

Every student begins their college journey with a Person-Centered Plan (PCP) gathering.  This is a celebration of their accomplishments and an opportunity for those who know them best to help guide our team in developing a strong roadmap for a successful two years in our program.  During this event, our students and their invited guests contribute information to provide a fuller picture of who they are now and their future goals.

Excited to get started!

male student sitting and smiling in front of poster adverstising his PCP gathering

Getting to know our new students.

screen shot of a PDF listing all of the qualities of a student brainstormed during their PCP gathering

The smile says it all!

female student standing and smiling in front of her PCP poster

Everybody's thoughts on college.

screen shot of a PDF listing all of the excitement and worries about college brainstormed during their PCP gathering

Yeah girl, uh-huh!

female student dabbing in front of her PCP poster

Learning about academic preferences.

screen shot of a PDF listing the academic likes and dislikes of a student brainstormed during their PCP gathering

Now family from afar can participate!

screen shot of zoom PCP meeting with everyone smiling

The Big Picture!

screen shot of an online poster board filled with post-it notes about student

Go Cats!!

screen shot of zoom PCP meeting with everyone giving the wildcat hand symbol

Gaining that holistic perspective.

screen shot of a PDF listing all of the fun things students like to do brainstormed during their PCP gathering

Standing tall and feeling proud!

male student standing and smiling in front of his PCP poster

Digging deeper into supports.

screen shot of a PDF listing all of successful strategies brainstormed during their PCP gathering

One of our best practices is Student-Led IEPs in which every student leads their annual meeting by creating and practicing their multi-media presentation given to family, friends, teachers and others attendees.

student leading his IEP meeting

male student standing in front of IEP attendees presenting

virtual IEP meeting

male student presenting his IEP in a Zoom meeting

celebrating after a successful meeting

group of students standing in front of conference room smiliing with wildcat sign

student signing as she leads her meeting

female student standing in front of IEP presentation signing as she leads the meeting

student welcoming everyone to meeting

male student reading first slide of presentation

kicking things off during virtual meeting

male student sharing his screen on zoom with first welcome slide of IEP presentation