First Special Needs Program In Texas To Begin In The Fall at A&M
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.