AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) -  The EAGLES (Education to Accomplish Growth in Life Experiences for Success) program is embracing the Auburn spirit by providing an opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities to have a college experience. 

Students who are in the University's Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, College of Education's Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling will obtain long-lasting academic and social skills through the EAGLES program. EAGLES aims to provide independence, leadership, employment and developmental skills for students in the near future.

In fall 2018 Auburn University will officially launch the program for six EAGLES students. Applications will also be out in spring 2018 for the new program. Students who are eligible can receive a  fundamental two-year program or a four-year advanced program.

The EAGLES program is an exciting new launch not only for students with intellectual disabilities, but also for those who believe that a higher education should be inclusive.