2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712
Each semester, UT Informal Classes provides *two types* of courses for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Four to six *reverse inclusion courses* where 7-15 adults with IDD form the majority of students mixed with half as many UT college student volunteers who co-mentor and learn alongside one another. Adults with IDD are also offered *inclusion courses* where students experienced with our reverse inclusion courses are allowed to choose from any of the over one hundred existing continuing education courses and attend with a hand-picked, experienced volunteer to act as a buddy who ensures that learning happens to the best of the individual's ability. Students may attend to gain skills to enter the workforce or continue to develop their education. Each class includes an initial 30 minutes of social time with UT college students.
|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:||
|Number of students:||198|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Courses are offered each semester: Fall, Spring and Summer|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
Each course consists of 6-12 classes and costs $120-200.
|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:||
Down syndrome Association of Central Texas and Autism Society of Central Texas offer full or partial scholarships to individuals with Down syndrome and autism respectively. Ruby's Rainbow will provide scholarship to individuals with Down syndrome.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical Continuing Education courses|
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||All of the time|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||No|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|