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2/26/2013

Tennessee Students With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Life at College

In the new video I'm Thinking College, Even With My Disability, 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.

This is a wonderful free resource to share with students, families, teachers, guidance counselors, and anyone who supports postsecondary education efforts for students with intellectual disabilities. Postsecondary education gives students an opportunity to explore interests, make friends, and gain the skills and knowledge they need to secure meaningful employment and become more independent.

The video was developed by the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities and produced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Tennessee currently has three (3) programs on college/university campuses:
Next Steps at Vanderbilt University (Nashville)
TigerLIFE (Memphis)
University of Tennessee FUTURE Postsecondary Education Program (Knoxville)

For more information, visit: Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

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