Higher Expectations for Higher Education: Blog Series

The Higher Expectations for Higher Education Blog Series is a place to hear new perspectives on inclusion from every angle – our students, our faculty, our peer trainers and our colleagues. We’ll talk about challenges faced in increasing access to higher education for individuals with IDD, and we’ll share success stories as well. We invite you to take a look and send any feedback to taishoffcenter@syr.edu.

Recent Posts:

February 23, 2018: New blog from InclusiveU students launches as part of their “Writing for College” Seminar. The blog will feature fan fiction, original stories, photos and other submissions from InclusiveU students. Check it out here.


micahheadshotOctober 19, 2016: Q&A with our Outreach Coordinator and self advocate, Micah Fialka-Feldman – We sat down with Micah to talk about the important work he does here at SU and beyond.



lastdayarchboldbothgirlsSeptember 6, 2016: Day in the Life of a Project SEARCH Intern – Past interns Precious and Kristen create an illustrative display of what the program is all about, as we welcome our 3 new interns!



August 18, 2016: The First Ten Years – Associate Director of The Taishoff Center Dee DeeconferenceKatovitch gives a candid overview of the challenges of leading the efforts of inclusive higher education. She reflects that, although it hasn’t always been easy, the tide is shifting in the greater community.


July 15, 2016: A Universal Language – Our inaugural blog post comes from Peer Trainer Tori Tori Italy tripCedar. Tori’s story about traveling to Italy this summer to volunteer in a school for autistic children brings a new insight into communicating without words. Through her work as a Peer Trainer at InclusiveU, Tori has been an instrumental part of planning engaging events and supporting participants of the Peer-to-Peer Program.