2019 Aggie Autism Forum focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with autism

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:51am

Andrew Patterson, a research specialist with the department of educational psychology and Dr. Jennifer Ganz,  professor of Special Education at Texas A&M University organized the Aggie Autism Forum. Bringing together people of different experiences and backgrounds to have conversations about improving the quality of life for individuals with autism.

Dr. Susan Bloomfield, Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Health...

Texas A&M University Alternative Spring Break

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 2:33pm

Students from Texas A&M University in College Station participated in various alternative spring breaks. There were four groups of students volunteering at four different locations - John L. McClellan Veterans Memorial Hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, Jefferson Parish West Bank Animal Shelter at New Orleans, Louisiana, Living Lands & Waters at Memphis, Tennessee, and the Sedgwick County Zoo at Wichita, Kansas. The students paid to go on a service based spring break trip.


UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center Conference

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:59am


11th ANNUAL University of North Texas


Saturday, July 20th, 2019 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

University of North Texas – Gateway Center

Denton, Texas...

Recovery After Disasters

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:32am


Announcing a New Webinar -

"ADA National Network Learning Session: Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not"

March 14th, 2019

Webinars begin at 2.30pm EST/1.30pm CST/12.30pm MST/11.30am PST/9:30am Hawaii.
Registration: Free on-line at...

ILRU summer internship program

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:16am

Number of Interns:  1-3

Location:  Independent Living Research Utilization Program at tirr Memorial Hermann, 1333 Moursund Steet, Houston TX

Duration of internship:  TEN to twelve weeks during the timeframe June 3 to August 16, 2019

Stipend:  from $4,000 (10 weeks) to $4,800 (12 weeks). No health or other benefits are included.


Role and responsibilities

The Independent Living Research Utilization program (...

Brazos Transit District Public Hearing

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 1:58pm

In February 2019, the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Program at Texas A&M University learned that the Texas A&M University Express Bus was being discontinued. This bus ran directly from the A&M campus to the Brazos Transit District (BTD) Transfer Station. Many of the PATHS students relied upon this bus route to get to their practicum job placements. PATHS students used their self-advocacy skills to write letters to the Brazos Transit District...

Marcia Montague - Voices of Impact 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:36am

Voices of Impact 2019 Presenter:

Marcia Montague, Ph.D., Affiliated Faculty

Stepping up to help first-generation students be successful

Dr. Montague spoke about the first generation undergraduate students. At Texas A&M University approximately 25% of the undergraduate student population are first generation college students. The 6 year graduation rate of this group of students lags about 10% behind that. Research shows...

SYNERGY: Better Together

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:37am

Are you in a serious relationship, engaged, or married for a while? Looking for ways to breathe new life into your relationship and put the fun back into your relationship?

Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley, a program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting “SYNERGY: Better Together” -- a FREE Marriage and Relationship Retreat on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd...

CDD Welcomes Vanessa Richard and Joana Idakwo 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:45am

Vanessa Richard comes to Center on Disability and Development from Texas Workforce Commission/Vocational Rehabilitation Services where she was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.  Vanessa and her family transitioned from Georgia to Texas in 2013 where she served in the capacity of Rehabilitation Unit Manager with Georgia Rehabilitation Agency.  Her extensive background in vocational rehabilitation provided her the opportunity to develop and coordinate services for individuals with...

Student Highlight - Ellie Hefner

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:02pm

Hello, my name is Ellie. I’m going to be sharing “My Story” with you, but first, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Presently, I’m attending Texas A&M University (whoop)! I’m in a one-year certification program, called PATHS. It’s a program for individuals who have disabilities, who are capable of living on their own and have the passion to work in Human Services. There are three “tracks” to choose from. You choose only one of which you think you want to pursue. I chose Direct...