Postsecondary Programs and Services for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - El Paso Community College District

IDD Postsecondary Programs

Program NAME Program Description Program Contact Person Program Contact Phone Number Program Details
Project HIGHER Project HIGHER is an innovative program that assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ages 18-25) in El Paso County to complete a level-one certificate at EPCC and find employment in their area of study. Project HIGHER is a unique supported educational model based upon supported employment models which includes collaboration between EPCC, CSD, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Volar Center for Independent Living, Education Service Center-Region 19 and other community partners to help participants succeed in post-secondary education and ultimately, achieve employment. The program utilizes an Educational Coach who works one-on-one with the student in and out of the classroom and gradually reduces the time spent with the student as they become better adjusted and more independent. Rick Razo 915-831-2739 View Details

IDD Services

INSTRUCTIONAL Services offered for students with IDD:

Educational Coach Support and tutoring provided by the Center for Students with Disabilities

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


Volunteer work

Community Service

Job Shadowing


Person-centered planning

Work collaboratively with Workforce Center and Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to provide Breaking Barriers, a summer youth work experience for Project HIGHER participants.

ADDITIONAL Services  offered for students with IDD: