This program aims to promote affordable learning experiences for adults with intellectual disabilities. The classes provide a chance to connect socially with adult peers with and without disabilities on the UT campus.
For each class, students may be dropped off by the UT Littlefield Café to socialize for 30 minutes with each other and volunteer students from UT. Students will then participate in an interactive discussion about the topic for the day in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) building across from the Littlefield Café. Here, they can follow along with handouts of class slides and bring in their homework to discuss with their peers. Lastly, students will complete simple but fun projects. Families can pick up their student by the café at the end of each class.
This program offers approximately 15 unique academic and lifeskills courses. Adults with IDDs learn alongside UT student volunteers with an instructor trained to work with disabilities. Classes are kept interesting with guest experts and structured social time.
All registration and payment of tuition takes place through UT.
Full or partial scholarships are available for adults with Down Syndrome through Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) or Ruby's Rainbow.
2503 Whitis Ave
Austin, 78712, TX
Building Name or Description: UT Littlefield Café
Accessible Location: Yes
|Type of Organization||University|
|Categories||Special Education, Trainings|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Intellectual Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Down Syndrome - Trisomy 21|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|
|Contact Name||Jon-Pierce Shimomura|