The Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities works to:
- Increase awareness about the need for postsecondary education opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Tennessee.
- Encourage the development of more programs on Tennessee’s two and four-year university and college campuses.
News and Media
Alliance Members Present at the 2013 Tennessee College Access and Success Conference
Tammy Day (Next Steps at Vanderbilt) and Tom Beeson (UT FUTURE) presented on behalf of the PSE Alliance at the 2013 Tennessee College Access and Success Conference. Their presentation, “Awareness and Preparations for Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” outlined the benefits of postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and analyzed the barriers in successful enrollment efforts. The Conference took place November 4-5 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received the highest possible ratings on evaluations completed by participants.
Vanderbilt Magazine Highlights the Impact Next Steps at Vanderbilt is Having on the Students, Faculty, and Campus Community
Read the story:Leap of Faith
Latest Issue of Breaking Ground Highlights Postsecondary Education Programs for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Tennessee
Read the issue: Breaking Ground Issue #70.
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.