The Arc Gateway PALS kicks off its first semester at Pensacola State College

The Arc Gateway in partnership with Pensacola State College has created a unique program to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend college. Graduates will exit the program ready to live and work independently in the community.

WHO:Don Gaetz, Florida State Senator; Melissa Rogers, CEO, The Arc Gateway; Dr. Ed Meadows, President, Pensacola State College; Vincent Andry, President, The Arc Gateway Board of Directors; Cameron Northup, PALS Student; Anthony Warren, PALS Student

WHAT:The Arc Gateway Program for Adult Learning and Support at Pensacola State College (PALS) is a two year post-secondary program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities made possible by an appropriation from the State of Florida. The goal of PALS is to provide substantial and relevant learning experiences, within an inclusive educational setting, that lead to meaningful employment. The program is designed to prepare students for the workforce, increase independence and become lifelong learners connected to the community.

WHEN:Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:Hagler Auditorium, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Building 2, Room 252, Pensacola, FL 32504