What is a TPSID?

Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability, or TPSID, are model demonstration projects funded by the US Department of Education.  Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, grants are awarded to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to enable them to create or expand high quality, inclusive model comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities.  The first round of TPSID funding was from October 2010 - September 2015.  There were a total of 27 grantees at that time who worked with a total of 52 campuses across the United States.  In October 2015, a second cohort of twenty five grantees with a total of 59 campuses were funded for a five year period, through September 2020. In October, 2020, the third cohort was funded, with a total of 22 grantees in 16 states.

 

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TPSID projects establish model programs that: 

Serve students with intellectual disabilities

Provide individual supports and services for the academic and social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in academic courses, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of the institution of higher education 

Partner with one or more local educational agencies to support students who are still eligible for special education and related services under IDEA

Plan for the sustainability of the model program after the end of the grant period; and

Offer a meaningful credential for students upon the completion of the model program

Students with intellectual disabilities participating in these model programs are provided experiences focusing on academic enrichment; socialization; independent living skills, including self-advocacy skills; and integrated work experiences and career skills that lead to employment.  Person-centered planning is used as the foundation in the development of the course of study for each student. 

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TPSID 2020-2025 Grantees with Principal Investigator contact information

TPSID 2015-2020 Grantees, with Principal Investigator contact information

TPSID 2010-2015 Grantees, with Principal Investigator contact information


TPSID 2020-2025 Projects At A Glance 

Abstracts for all 2020-2025 funded TPSID Projects (PDF)

ALABAMA

The University of Alabama

University of South Alabama

ARIZONA

Northern Arizona University

CALIFORNIA

California State University, Fresno

University of California Davis

Taft College

HAWAII

University of Hawaii

ILLINOIS

University of Illinois at Chicago

MICHIGAN

Calvin University

MISSOURI

University of Missouri St. Louis

NORTH DAKOTA

Minot State University

NEW HAMPSHIRE

University of New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY

Georgian Court University (grantee/consortium lead)

     The College of New Jersey

     Bergen Community College

PENNSYLVANIA

Saint Joseph's University

Millersville University (grantee/consortium lead)

     Gwynedd Mercy University

     Temple University

     Duquesne University

     Lockhaven University

SOUTH CAROLINA

University of South Carolina

TENNESSEE

East Tennessee State University

TEXAS

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

University of North Texas

UTAH

Utah Valley University

WASHINGTON STATE
Washington State University


TPSID 2015-2020 Projects At A Glance 

ALABAMA

Jacksonville State University

University of Alabama

University of South Alabama

CALIFORNIA

Fresno State

COLORADO

Colorado State University

FLORIDA

University of Central Florida (consortium lead)

       Florida State College at Jacksonville

       Florida International University

       Atlantic Technical College

       Indian River State College

       McFatter Technical College

       Tallahassee Community College

GEORGIA

Georgia State University (consortium lead)

       Albany Technical College

       Columbus State University

       East Georgia State

       University of Georgia

       Georgia Southern University

       University of West Georgia

HAWAII

University of Hawaii 

KANSAS

University of Kansas

MISSOURI

University of Missouri Kansas City

NEW JERSEY

Bergen Community College 

       The College of New Jersey (partner site)

NEW YORK

University of Rochester (consortium lead)

       Borough of Manhattan Community College

       College of Staten Island

       Hostos Community College

       Kingsborough Community College

       Queens College

Syracuse University

NORTH CAROLINA

Appalachian State University

NORTH DAKOTA

Minot State University

OHIO

Ohio State University (consortium lead)

       Marietta College

       University of Cincinnati

       University of Toledo

       Youngstown State University

       Edison State Community College

OREGON

Portland State University

PENNSYLVANIA

Millersville University (consortium lead)

       Mercyhurst University

       Penn State Harrisburg

       Gwynedd Mercy University

       West Chester University

       Widener University

       Temple University

       Arcadia University

       Lehigh Carbon Community College

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island College

TENNESSEE

Lipscomb University

University of Memphis

Vanderbilt University

UTAH

Utah State University

WASHINGTON STATE

Highline College

Spokane Community College

TPSID 2010-2015 PROJECTS 

ALASKA

University of Alaska Anchorage

ARIZONA

University of Arizona

CALIFORNIA

University of California Los Angeles

Taft College

California State University Fresno

COLORADO

Colorado State University

DELAWARE

University of Delaware

FLORIDA

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

HAWAII

University of Hawaii

INDIANA

Indiana University

IOWA

University of Iowa

KENTUCKY

University of Kentucky

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

MINNESOTA

Central Lakes College

NEW YORK

University of Rochester

NEW JERSEY

Bergen Community College

The College of New Jersey

NORTH CAROLINA

Western Carolina University

NORTH DAKOTA

Minot State University

OHIO

The Ohio State University

Kent State University

SOUTH CAROLINA

College of Charleston

TENNESSEE

University of Tennessee

TEXAS

Houston Community College

VERMONT

University of Vermont

VIRGINIA

Virginia Commonwealth University

WASHINGTON STATE

HIghline Community College