Chattanooga State gets grant to improve developmental disabilities access

NASHVILLE (WDEF) – The state has awarded Chattanooga State with a grant to create a new inclusive program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

They are getting more than $400,000 from the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

Chattanooga State will use the money over the next three years to create the Tiger Access Program.

The two year program will focus on life skills, career exploration and job readiness for up to 9 students.

“It’s amazing to see how inclusive higher education programs have provided inclusion and access to students who previously thought college was out of reach for them,” said DIDD Commissioner Brad Turner. “I’m proud that DIDD has played a role in expanding access to more institutions across the state.”

The grants went out to four other universities across the state.

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