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

REACH Student at Old Capitol

Key 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

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