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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 Jinga Patel
Phone 512-232-0773

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.

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: 20
Description of our summer transition program: 4-week Summer Semester - Bridge to Career (B2C) Students live on campus at University of Texas at Austin and learn independent living and self-determination skills. Students must pass B2C to move forward in E4Texas.
Deadline to apply to this program: March 15. 2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Student must be their own legal guardian
Accepts out-of-state students: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Any
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program: approximately $15,000 per year
Additional costs: $8,000.00
An estimate for room and board for Sep-May.
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

There are select professors who invite E4Texas students to their classes as well as evening informal classes available as electives.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

E4Texas is employment focused and thus provides specific classes on work readiness and the employment focus.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Personal Care Attendant Certification
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 90%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Yes. Personal Care Attendant certification.

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between half and 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

E4Texas students have participated in SXSW, outings with college peers, community-based volunteerism, and self-directed outings to grocery stores, restaurants, and other social events of choice.

Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 13:52