Tennessee Inclusive Higher Education Alliance


State Policies & Initiatives: 

"About Us

The Tennessee Inclusive Higher Education Alliance works to:

The mission of the Tennessee Inclusive Higher Education Alliance is to increase the postsecondary educational opportunities for students on two and four-year college campuses and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The Alliance follows Think College recommendations for quality educational opportunities.

The Tennessee Inclusive Higher Education Alliance was formed in 2007. It is comprised of representatives from State and local agencies, self-advocates and family members, representatives from colleges and universities in Tennessee, and business owners.

The Alliance consists of elected and standing members and meets quarterly.

The Alliance is comprised of representatives from the following organizations:

  • Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
  • The Arc Davidson County
  • The Arc Williamson County
  • Belmont University
  • Holiday Inn Select at Vanderbilt
  • IDEAL Program at Lipscomb University
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Next Steps at Vanderbilt
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • Tennessee Department of Human Services
  • Tennessee Department of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville
  • Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • University of Tennessee FUTURE
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Williamson County Transition Academy
  • Union EDGE program"
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities
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