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Local 12: UC gives TAP students new outlook on life

Students with intellectual disabilities get the full college experience through UC's Transition & Access Program

Inclusive excellence is the engine that powers Next Lives Here, the University of CIncinnati's strategic direction. 

Diversity is valued at UC in every form, and that extends to people with intellectual disabilities. The Transition & Access Program (TAP) provide educational and vocational opportunities for such students, and are regarded as among the very best in the country, according to a recent Yahoo article. 

Cincinnati's Local 12 took a closer look at TAP and the impact it's making on students.

"College is an option for students with developmental disabilities," reported Local 12's Meghan Mongillo on Thursday, Oct. 17. "The University of Cincinnati was recognized nationally for its program. A Yahoo article ranks it among the top 20 companies that employ people with Down syndrome."

Local 12's coverage continued the following morning when Good Morning Cincinnati anchors John Lomax and Bob Herzog interviewed UC associate professor Christina Carnahan, director of Advancement and Transition Services, and Joshua Hourigan, a freshman TAP student. 

Featured Image: From left to right, UC associate professor Christina Carnahan, director of Advancement and Transition Services, and UC TAP student Joshua Hourigan speak to Local 12 news anchors John Lomax and Bob Herzog. 

Inclusive excellence.

More than simply a metric, inclusion is the driving force behind the University of Cincinnati’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here. By activating inclusion, the university amplifies its impact.