Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantship


The Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) has several 10-hour graduate assistantships available Fall/Spring 2023-24. Please contact by June 1, 2023 with an interest statement, resume, and the names of 2 recent references.

SDAP is a university program that provides an inclusive post-secondary education transition program for students 18-25 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) who would not otherwise be qualified to attend university. The GAs assist in the support of the SDAP students at Appalachian as they adjust to campus and community life.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing academic and life skill support
  • Communication with student volunteers, supports, and professors
  • Facilitating Person-Centered Planning (PCP) through weekly 1:1 meetings with SDAP students.
  • Participating in PCP Team meetings with SDAP staff and family, supports, and agencies
  • Some administrative tasks

This position provides opportunities to develop leadership, collaboration, communication, organizational, administrative, and other skills. This position provides experience in developing skills needed for helping professions such as Social Work, Special Education, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, Communication Sciences, Nursing, etc. Experience  working with individuals with IDD or other diverse abilities is helpful. For more information on the program, see


Contact Name: 
Susan Hedges
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023