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Post-Secondary Education Resources

Post-Secondary Education resources refers programs for students with disabilites seeking opportunities for higher education, or vocational training after high school.

Pathfinder Resources

Database of Services: Relevant keywords may include: Developmental or Psychological Testing, Early Intervention Program for Young Children, IDEA Information and/or Training Programs, Secondary Transition Services, and Special Education Program.

Alignment Nashville

The mission is to bring community organizations and resources into alignment so that their coordinated support of Nashville’s youth has a positive impact on public school success, children’s health, and the success of our community as a whole.

Brevard Center - College Internship Program

The Brevard Center in Melbourne, Florida provides individualized, post-secondary academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal learning differences.

A federal information website that connects people with disabilities, their family members, veterans, caregivers, employers, service providers and others with the resources they need to ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in the workplace and in their communities.

Emerging Leaders

A highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. - Disability Resources

ETS develops, administers and scores the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments. ETS provides accommodation resources for test-takers with disabilities.

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) - Resources for test-takers with Disabilities

The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) is a non-profit organization which administers, develops, and scores the GMAT test for business schools. GMAC provides accomodation resources for test-takers with disabilities.

HEATH Resource Center

National clearinghouse on postsecondary education for persons with disabilities. It is supported by the U.S. Department of Education. HEATH has information about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.


A free online professional development library of education resources developed by the IDEA Partnership.

Next Steps at Vanderbilt - Postsecondary Education Program

Education, social skills, and vocational training program for students with intellectual disabilities. Next Steps at Vanderbilt provides educational experiences for students beyond high school and awards 2-year certification at graduation.

Tennessee Division of Adult Education

Provides information about and access to adult education programs. Offers a list of local adult education programs.

Resource regarding postsecondary education options for people with disabilities.

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

Other Links and Resources

  • Project Opportunity
    An employment training program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Project Opportunity provides hands-on job training and placement for those who qualify for open positions at Vanderbilt Medical Center.