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

IDD Postsecondary Program Information


Program NAME:


UT Informal Classes


Program WEBSITE:


http://informal.utexas.edu/


Program CONTACT NAME:


Jonathan Pierce


Program CONTACT PHONE:


512-232-4137


Program CONTACT EMAIL:


jonps@austin.utexas.edu


Program DESCRIPTION:


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.


Are students in High School ELIGIBLE for this program?


No


Types of COLLEGE COURSES taken by students in this program:


  • Continuing education courses

Options for APPLYING for admission to this program:


  • NONE

After completing this program, students are eligible to earn the following CREDENTIALS:


None.
We are a life-long education program where students can take courses as needed. Most students take more than one course per semester and year.


LENGTH OF TIME expected to complete this program:


As long as needed


SPECIAL COURSES designed for students with IDD in this program:


  • Life skills
  • Social skills
  • Study skills
  • Community-based instruction
  • Independent living instruction
  • Travel training

FEES associated with this program:


Yes. The same as standard course fees.


SCHOLARSHIPS available for this program:


Yes


RESIDENTIAL options for on-campus living:


No