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Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.

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During the second semester, students identify their strengths, their Big Goals, the steps necessary to reach them, and potential supports in five domains: Self-Determination, Career Development & Employment, Academic Enrichment, Independent Living, and Campus & Community Engagement. Each student creates a Powerpoint and presents his or her plan for the future in a student-run meeting with family members and invited stakeholders. Students update their plans in each subsequent semester, culminating in an Exit MyCLIMB presentation.