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Access ETSU

East Tennessee State University

Access ETSU

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ETSU offers students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) access to a college experience similar to their same age peers. Typical high school students graduate high school around age 18 and go to college or find a job. Students with ID/DD, however, often remain in public school settings until they are 21 or 22. ETSU is proud to offer a different option for these students--an option that provides access to campus life, post-secondary education and training, a personalized curriculum, and increased employment opportunities.


Interested in applying? An online information session will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4pm. Click here for details.


To learn more about our first Access ETSU student and his experiences in our program click here.


Virtual Multiple Perspectives Conference April 6-7, 2020- Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. The Multiple Perspectives Conference provides opportunities for students, parents and professionals to explore the intersection of disability and inclusive communities, a conversation including many voices and reflecting perspectives gained through experience and research; theory and practice; and the arts and sciences. Click here to view the flyer of virtual conference events.

Visit our About Us page for more information.  

Donations to Access ETSU can be made here. Thank you for your support!

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