“Next Steps is awesome because it helps you meet friends and get job skills.”Cat
Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a 2-year inclusive higher education program committed to providing students with intellectual disabilities inclusive, transformational postsecondary education in academics, social and career development, and independent living, while honoring equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
Contact Tammy Day, Director
Phone: (615) 343-0822
Next Steps at Vanderbilt
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Program website vu.edu/nextsteps
Program brochure Next Steps brochure
Number of students served per year 10
Program length Currently a 2-year program, but expanding to a 4-year program over the next few years
Year program started 2010
Housing offerred Not currently, but working to expand on- and off-campus options for students.
Students participate in internships and other career development opportunities Yes
Provides access to typical college courses 1-2 per semester
Offers courses just for students in the program 3 per semester
Dually enrolled students (still in high school) No
Adult students (post high school) Yes
Program engages peer mentors Ambassadores are trained VU students who have the
opportunity to be academic tutors, daily planning buddies, work-out buddies, lunch
buddies or job trainers for the program students.
Certified Comprehensive Transition Program Yes