The Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities works to:
- Increase awareness about the need for postsecondary education opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Tennessee.
- Encourage the development of more programs on Tennessee university and college campuses that provide meaningful college experiences that also may lead to a greater variety of career opportunities.
News and Media
Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities Quarterly Meeting
Monday, July 22, 2013
8:30 AM — Noon
A.M. Burton Health Sciences Center, Room 214
1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
Open meeting. See event calendar page for details.
Tennessee Students With Intellectual Disabilities Advocate for Lottery Scholarships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Students and graduates with intellectual disabilities enrolled in postsecondary programs across the state of Tennessee played active roles in the successful passage of Tennessee STEP UP Scholarship legislation. The legislation expands the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship to include students entering eligible postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Tennessee.
In addition to efforts by disability organizations like The Arc Tennessee and the Tennessee Disability Coalition, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, UT Future, and UT Memphis TIGERLife students wrote to and met with legislators, and testified in front of the House Education committee to share how participation in a postsecondary education program has improved their quality of life and job prospects. MORE…
Students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in a postsecondary education program in Tennessee talk about their experiences at college and highlight the need for more such programs. Developed by the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities and produced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education>Good News on Financial Aid in Tennessee!
The Tennessee PSE programs, Next Steps at Vanderbilt and UT Future, have been certified as comprehensive transition and postsecondary (CTP) programs by the U.S. Department of Education. This means eligible students with an intellectual disability may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study programs.