Postsecondary Programs and Services for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - The University of Texas at Austin

IDD Postsecondary Programs

Program NAME Program Description Program Contact Person Program Contact Phone Number Program Details
UT Informal Classes We offer a subset of 16 continuing education courses on academic subjects and employment skills to adults with IDDs alongside UT Austin student volunteers. Adults with IDDs can take general continuing education courses with the assistance of a UT Austin student buddy. Jonathan Pierce 512-232-4137 View Details
E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel E4Texas is for people who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school, or have a GED, and want to be a Personal Care Attendant. The E4Texas experience combines classroom instruction with practical career building experiences in addition to independent living skills and self-determination. E4Texas has three goals. 1. Empower Texans to become self-determined & independent. 2. Educate Texans to gain employment skills, as well as professional and independent living skills. 3. Employ Texans in the area of Personal Care Attendants and related fields, and who will Excel in life! E4Texas is a tuition based program. Students who are current customers with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) may qualify for assistance with tuition. Amy Sharp 512-232-0745 View Details

IDD Services

INSTRUCTIONAL Services offered for students with IDD:

UT student buddy aides participation of adults with IDDs in general continuing education courses upon request.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT/JOB SUPPORT Services offered for students with IDD:


Volunteer work

ADDITIONAL Services  offered for students with IDD:

Several students with IDDs have been recruited as volunteer or paid assistants for science research laboratories where they assist in setting up experiments and training UT Austin students.