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Welcome to ClemsonLIFE

A college experience is a part of growing up.

The ClemsonLIFE program at Clemson University is designed for students with intellectual disabilities who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus.

We Believe:

  • Young adults go through a similar development process that requires certain activities, experience and support.
  • Young adults must develop skills and an understanding about themselves and the world around them in order to fully participate in society and to become successful, contributing adults.
  • Higher education is a vehicle for self-empowerment and access to social networks, employment, and independence.
  • Group membership provides essential motivation and support for learning and participation in community life.

Our Mission

ClemsonLIFE offers a collegiate experience that prepares young men and women with intellectual disabilities for competitive employment and independent living through a combination of academic coursework and career exploration.

Make plans now to attend the fall

ClemsonLIFE Open House

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Online Registration will open in late August

  • Provides an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and learn more about the ClemsonLIFE program.
  • Tour the ClemsonLIFE facilities and Clemson University campus.
  • Hear from current students, parents, staff, and teachers.

ClemsonLIFE Videos

ClemsonLIFE Move-in Day 2017

ClemsonLIFE Visits Clemson Football

ClemsonLIFE goes Greek

ClemsonLIFE Experiences


Ruby's Rainbow Logo2013 - Kelsi Dungan
2014 - Rion Holcombe
2016 - Sean Cleverdon & Chris Bartley
2017 - Dalton Cron & Lindsey Ann Masters
2018 – Ashley McCormick, Brittany Kennedy, Brock Chappelear, Dalton Cron, Mary Catherine Price, Lindsey Ann Masters, Jake Pratt

National Down Syndrome Society O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund

The O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is a postsecondary education grant awarded by NDSS to adults with Down syndrome.

Congratulations to Dalton Cron, Robert Lewis and Zachary Smith for receiving the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund!

O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund.