IDEAL at Lipscomb University

IDEAL at Lipscomb University is designed to encourage and support students as they experience college with their peers. IDEAL students will take classes, go to sporting events, eat in the cafeteria and enjoy just being a college student—all while being a part of the Lipscomb community. While Lipscomb’s IDEAL program seeks to provide education and workplace training to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it also encourages friendships, and increased independent opportunities and skills that can lead to a better quality of life

Contact Misty Vetter Parsley, Faculty Advisor
Phone: (615) 966-5159

IDEAL at Lipscomb
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Program brochureIDEAL brochure
Number of students served per year8
Program length2 years
Year program started2013
Housing offerredYes
Students participate in internships and other career development opportunitiesYes
Provides access to typical college courses2 per semester
Offers courses just for students in the program2 per semester
Dually enrolled students (still in high school)No
Adult students (post high school)Yes
Program engages peer mentorsYes
Comprehensive Transition ProgramYes