Texas A&M's latest program Aggie ACHIEVE will help young students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who dream of attending a four-year university a reality.

The program is the first of its kind in the state and is all about creating a completely normal environment for young adults with special needs. According to the A&M website, Aggie Achieve students will live on campus, participate in TAMU classes, join clubs and organizations, prepare for inclusive employment, and integrate fully into student life at Texas A&M University. A truly awesome program.

Aggie ACHIEVE will provide an inclusive and immersive college education for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and equip them for employment in the community.

– Dr. Carly Gilson, Assistant Professor of Special Education

I'm all about a solid acronym and 'ACHIEVE' is A1 (Academic Courses in Higher Inclusive Education and Vocational Experiences).

Right now the Aggies are a step ahead. Let's hope other schools follow suit sooner rather than later.

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