The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education is committed to individualized and inclusive higher educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Taishoff Center delivers higher expectations for higher education through:
- InclusiveU: InclusiveU offers an inclusive college experience for students with intellectual disabilities including individualized coursework, person-centered planning, professional internships, and social and extracurricular activities.
- Research: Graduates and undergraduates at Syracuse University collaborate with faculty on topics including student growth/learning, transitioning to work and community living, public policy, economic models for inclusive education, and other related issues.
- Collaboration: The Taishoff Center provides teaching strategies for faculty including information about universal design and adapting curriculum for students with IDD. We also co-host a yearly national conference, State of the Art Conference on Inclusive Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disability with George Mason University.
- Technical Assistance and Consultation: As a model comprehensive transition and postsecondary program for students with IDD, Taishoff Center faculty, graduate students, parents, and participants provide technical assistance on how to replicate the InclusiveU initiative on campuses across the nation.