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: Applications for the IDEAL Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning October 1 until all available spots have been filled. See IDEAL Admissions Process page to apply.


Mallory Whitmore, Program Director

Dr. Misty Vetter Parsley, Faculty Advisor

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