PAWS Preparing Adults for Work and Society

PAWS (Preparing Adults for Work and Society) is an Inclusive Post Secondary option for students with intellectual disabilities.

Students will participate in skill focused classes specific to the PAWS program as well as courses offered to degree-seeking students, centering around meeting individual goals. Students will work with advisors, faculty, and tutors during this four semester program, and pursue vocational opportunities in hopes of potential long term, meaningful employment.

PAWS students will be part of the Mizzou community, live on campus in the residence halls, participate in courses, study for and take exams, and be a part of the day-to-day social interactions of the undergraduate experience.

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