CSUN Explorers

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CSUN Explorers

CSUN Explorers is a program to increase the employability and independence of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Join the Inclusive College Alliance working to build Inclusive College Programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities across California.

The program includes:

  • 2-year program for individuals between the ages of 18-28 who are identified with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 
  • Enrollment through Extended Learning. 
  • Take two (two) classes each semester with CSUN undergraduate students.
  • Participate in clubs, and other activities on the campus. 
  • Peer Mentor will be identified in each academic course and 
  • Peer will be identified in each club. 
  • Second year will be involved in internships on campus or in the community. 

Eligibility Criteria

Explorers at California State University, Northridge is an inclusive, postsecondary, two-year program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria

Join CSUN Explorers

Submit your application today!

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Support CSUN Explorers

Please write “CSUN Explorers” in Special Instructions to direct your gift to the Explorers.

You may also contact Sarah Oesterle, sarah.oesterle@csun.edu or 818.677.3063 to make your gift.

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Additional resources for CSUN Explorers.

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Contact Information

Amy Hanreddy



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