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Inclusive Higher Education

College Programs for Students with Disabilities

Since 2006, we have worked with partners to create inclusive higher education (IHE) programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities on college campuses across Tennessee.

We helped start a statewide alliance with universities and disability advocacy partners to promote and grow these programs.

We provided direct funding for four out of the six current IHE programs in TN.

These non-degree programs help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn employment and independent living skills. Students take college courses, have internships and jobs, and build relationships with their peers without disabilities.

The programs let students explore career options through internships on- and off-campus.

Key outcomes: