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. 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 parents’ rights in higher education, universal design for courses, accommodations for specific types of disabilities, and other disability-related resources.
The 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.