Community Partnerships

A group photo of Bear POWER program participants.

Community Partnerships

Partnerships like these allow us to create opportunities for current and future students.


The following associations have worked with Missouri State collaboratively and helped guide the program sharing best practices.


The Midwest Inclusive Post Secondary Alliance (MIPSA) promotes access to quality inclusive post secondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Midwest through a shared focus on collaboration through program development, research and public policy. Please also visit the MIPSA Facebook page for more information.

Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. With commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.