Texas A&M University — Higher Education Collaborative

Higher Education Collaborative

Texas A&M University
400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, Suite 300
College Station, TX 77845-4375
Phone number: (979) 862-6777
Texas A&M University website

Project Director
Dr. Dalun Zhang

Project Period
March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2022

Project Objective
TAMU will develop a Higher Education Collaborative to expand post-secondary options for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The Higher Education Collaborative (HEC) project will provide an opportunity to close gaps for individuals with intellectual disabilities having access to and succeeding in postsecondary education settings traditionally attended by students without disabilities. Through the HEC project, ten additional higher education programs and fields of study will be accessible to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The HEC project goal is to support ten replications of the Texas Post-Secondary Education (TPSE) models within the Texas A&M University and University of Texas systems as well as two additional institutions.

State Plan Goal
Objective 2.1: Each year of the plan, promote systems that will sustain the policies and programs that demonstrate success in supporting people with developmental disabilities or families of people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities.


Geographic Reach

Orange Shape of Texas indicating statewide service

Area of Emphasis
Employment / Higher Education