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Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
Program Contact Christine Price
Phone 512-223-7856

ACC's STEPS is a two-year program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities interested in gaining skills to enter the workforce or continue to develop their education. STEPS provides support to help adults achieve their individualized goals. Working together with agencies and schools, we provide comprehensive supports through their entire two years leading towards increased independence and employability. ​

Program information submitted: March 4, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 65
Description of our summer transition program: As a community college, we offer courses all 3 semesters. Fall, Spring, and Summer classes are available. Students may start any semester. We also offer mini-camps on transportation, dating, nutrition, and so much more.
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: 1 week before the start of each semester
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 and over
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Any documented disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Texas Tomorrow fund, Foster care Waivers, Veteran waivers, and more
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: At first students take classes in the STEPS program, then move on to take other Continuing Education and Credit classes.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Occupational Skills Award
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%