The Taishoff Center

Lauren Potter presents at the 2014 Disabled and Proud ConferenceThe Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education is committed to individualized and inclusive higher educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Established in 2009 as part of Syracuse University’s School of Education, the Taishoff Center offers support, research, training, and resources to individuals, families, and college campus communities looking for strategies to foster and support college students with disabilities. The Center also provides information about students’ rights in higher education, universal design for courses, accommodations for specific types of disabilities, and other disability-related resources.

Director Bud Buckhout speaks to students and parents at in InclusiveU eventThe Taishoff Center is home to the InclusiveU initiative, which offers a comprehensive college experience for students with intellectual disabilities including individualized coursework, person-centered planning, professional internships, and social and extracurricular activities.

If you are a person with any type of disability and you want to go to college, we want to support your dream. Maybe you are already in college, but need information, financial aid options, or connections with other students who have disabilities. You’ve come to the right place! Whether you are a student with Down syndrome auditing courses or a student with ADHD finishing your dissertation, the Taishoff Center wants to see you succeed and become part of the next generation of people with disabilities who are making a difference in their fields.

We are excited to announce the Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education, JIPE. This is the first academic journal for inclusive postsecondary education, edited by The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University and the Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education. This peer-reviewed journal will focus on research within inclusive postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The journal will be an extension of the State of the Art Conference and a vehicle for dissemination of research in this fledgling field.

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