Welcome to our ten-year celebration. Next Steps at Vanderbilt was Tennessee’s first inclusive higher education program providing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a college education while honoring equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors. Standing on the shoulders of pioneers in the fields of research, training, education and service in intellectual and developmental disabilities like Dr. Nicholas Hobbs and Dr. Susan Gray, Next Steps at Vanderbilt has worked to build collaborations across campus, across the community, across the state and across the nation. For too long, college was merely a distant dream for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Now we are opening doors even wider and working to help open more doors on other campuses.
-Tammy Day, Director