TigerEDGE at Tennessee State University
TSU is among four higher education institutions to receive the Tennessee Believes grant from the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). TSU is the first public institution in Middle Tennessee to offer an inclusive higher education program.
The non-degree certificate program will allow young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to experience college life while also preparing them for employment.
“TigerEDGE gives participants an “Edge” in their transition to independent adulthood by providing person-centered inclusive learning and choice,” said Dr. Anita McGaha, director of disability services at TSU and the grant’s principal investigator. “The services delivered will focus on improving the quality of life through the development of social skills, academics, career, and job readiness.”