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...

Doctoral student, Ching-Yi Liao, selected for the 11th cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars (DRDSS)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:26am

Ching-Yi Liao is a doctoral student in Special Education at Texas A&M University and the Project Coordinator for Coach 2 Communicate (C2C), a parent-directed treatment project to teach parents and caregivers with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and complex communication needs across Texas. The C2C project is under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Ganz, an affiliated faculty member with the Center on Disability and Development.

Ching-Yi was selected as an outstanding...

Able, Active, and Adaptive Climate and Diversity Conference

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:32pm

The conference will be held on March 1, 2019 at the Physical Education Activity Program Building on the campus of Texas A&M University. The mission of this conference is to promote the inclusion of, and support for, individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and disorders through activities and academia that aims to enhance their capabilities. This student-led conference provides academic and practical presentations, exhibits, and experiences that meet...

Student Success Story, Lauren Puente

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:41pm

Lauren Puente grew up in Richmond, Texas with one goal in mind, to attend Texas A&M University. Lauren's great uncle, Colonel Robert Dixon, who was both a TAMU Junction Boy and Air Force One pilot, taught Lauren about Aggie traditions and the honor it is to become an Aggie.

Lauren received both her undergraduate and master's degrees from the Department of Education at Texas A&M University with a specialized interest in Special Education and Behavior.

While at...