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E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel

E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel
University of Texas at Austin
E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel
10100 Burnet Road, Ste 1.154, L4000
Austin, TX 78758
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Program Contact Jigna Patel
Email jigna.patel@utexas.edu
Phone 512-232-0773
Website https://disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/e4texas

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, Child Care Provider, or Paraprofessional.
The E4Texas experience combines classroom instruction with practical career-building experiences in addition to independent living skills and self-determination.

Program information submitted: February 24, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 8
Summer program name E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel.
Description of our summer transition program: E4Texas is a post-secondary opportunity for people with or without a disability, who are over the age of 18, who have a high school diploma, and are employment-focused. The E4Texas 3-semester experience combines classroom instruction with practical career building experiences, independent living skills, and self-determination. During the course, students will learn the main aspects of independent living, will receive their caretaker certification, and will be supported as they find jobs in their final semester. E4Texas has four goals: - Empower Texans to become self-determined & independent. - Educate Texans to gain employment, professional, and independent living skills. - Employ Texans in the areas of caregiving. - Give Texans the tools they need to excel in life!
Summer program link: E4Texas: Educate. Empower. Employ. Excel.
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Texas Workforce Commission
Contact person: Dora Trevino
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: March 30, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 1 year
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $17000.00
Cost of the program:
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: We work closely with UT faculty and determine which courses can be audited through the E4Texas program. By creating detailed learning contracts with faculty, we ensure that students and faculty understand the accommodations and supports that may be required for class.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 70%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Young Life