IDEAL Program

Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb

Vision: The IDEAL program at Lipscomb provides education and career development to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) while encouraging friendships and increased independent skills that lead to a better quality of life.

Who: Students between the ages of 18-26 who have completed high school and have a documented intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD) are encouraged to apply.

What: IDEAL is a two year, non-residential certificate program that is designed to encourage and support students with ID/DD to experience college as their peers do. IDEAL students take classes, go to sporting events, complete internships, eat in the cafeteria, attend chapel and enjoy just being a college student.

When: IDEAL will accept applications for Fall 2016 admission from October 1 through December 18, 2015. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2016 and decision letters will be mailed by April 1, 2016. See IDEAL Admissions Process page for details and to apply.



Mallory Whitmore, Program Director

Dr. Misty Vetter Parsley, Faculty Advisor

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