Creating Opportunities. Changing Perceptions.
Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two and a half year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) transitioning out of high school.
The Bear POWER mission is: “To effectively utilize existing campus and community resources to create an inclusive academic college program that generates individual outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities in the areas of education and employment.”