WACO Project

 

The Work and College Opportunities (W.A.C.O.) project at Texas A&M University is a 5-week program held in the Summer for students who are blind or have low vision. 

DARS-DBS Transition Program, Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living and Texas A&M Center on Disability and Development collaborate.

This summer work program for DARS consumers is held at Texas A&M University.  Participants receive development and instruction in Professionalism, Self-determination and Teamwork.  They live in on-campus dormitories.  They experience and learn about college opportunities and work in the community 16-20 hours a week.

Development of vocational skills, career exploration, and independent living skills are emphasized.

Staff includes Texas A&M Instructors, Texas A&M Mentors, Job coaches, Vocational Adjustment trainers, Residential staff and O&M instructors to provide consumer development and training. 24-hour supervision is provided.

 

Info for 2016 program :

A five week work program, will be held in June/July 2016 (dates to be determined)  Fees: None  DARS-DBS Transition Program, Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living and Texas A&M Center on Disability and Development collaborate. Deadline: February 2016 

Contact Luis Castillo luis.castillo@dars.state.tx.us

 

 

 

 

 

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