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UT Informal Classes

UT Informal Classes
The University of Texas at Austin
UT Informal Classes
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Room 1.116
Austin, TX 78712

UT Informal Classes offers continuing education classes that are designed for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Some time in each class includes meeting with other UT students.  Students may also be supported to participate in over one hundred additional continuing education courses.  

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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 100
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18 or older
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Cost of the program: $125 per course
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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

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
More about course access:

Students participate in continuing education classes specifically designed for adults with IDD, and may also take continuing education courses that are for the general community.

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

We offer 4-6 continuing education courses each semester (spring, summer and fall) aimed at students with IDD on a variety of enrichment topics that students can choose from.

Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
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
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

UT college students socialize and learn alongside adults with IDD during each class.

Last updated: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21