Center on Disability and Development

While the Center on Disability and Development is currently working while sheltering in place – the Center is devoted to quickly and efficiently provide information to help our community of people with disabilities and their families.

Project REDD under the leadership of Dr. Laura Stough has begun to provide resources online for people with disabilities, older adults, and others with functional or access needs. We are updating the site daily and we are working on the REDDy Directory to update and list sources who can also help provide services during this crisis. You can also submit information on the REDDy Site to be included.

The work of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University is focused on:

  • Promoting inclusive and diverse schools and communities.
  • Improving education and quality of life outcomes.
  • Creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research, and service.

As a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, we are part of a national network of similar centers across the country.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, Maryland, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. The members of AUCD represent every U.S. state and territory, and include:

Together, these organizations advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities, in support of independence, productivity, healthy, and satisfying quality of life.

PATHS Program Now Hiring Advisors

Now Hiring PATHS Advisors

(12 Advisors needed for Summer 2021 starting June 14th; part-time student employment)
 
Wage:  $10/hr – $12/hr
 
Hours:  1-39 hours in summer; 1-20 hours in fall/spring
 
Requirements:  Must be able to work everyday June 21 – July 16
 
Job Posting ID:  159099
 
Expires:  05/21/21
 
Job Qualifications:
– Must have an interest in assisting students with disabilities
– Must be passionate about helping students to become independent
– Must be detail-oriented, thorough, and timely with completing requests
– Past experience working with individuals with disabilities is a plus
 

Now Hiring PATHS Advisors - Summer Positions

– Assist students with learning to navigate the Aggie Spirit bus system (learning how to use the transportation app and how to properly use the bus such as where to get on and off of a particular bus, when to pull the cord prior to a desired stop, bus etiquette, etc.)

– Assist students with learning to utilize the Brazos Transit District Bus System (how to navigate the community and which bus to take to get to the grocery store, church, mall, coffee shops, hospitals, clinics, etc.)

– Assist students with becoming familiar with the TAMU campus (identifying landmarks and navigating to and from their dorm, the MSC, the dining hall, Harrington Tower, and their class buildings)

– Provide peer support and assist students in learning to be independent (assisting them with learning how to do their laundry, keep their dorm rooms tidy, work through roommate issues, time management, etc.)

– Escort students to and from their classes as needed until they become independent

– Collect and enter data on behavior and morning/evening temperature checks for the duration of the four weeks

– Must be able to work the entire four weeks (June 20 – July 16)

– Complete student summary at the end of the semester based on overall interactions with the students

– Complete post-semester assessment on each student in your group

Website to Apply:  https://jobsforaggies.tamu.edu/

Now Hiring PATHS Advisors - Fall and Spring Positions

– Meet with assigned students (1-5 students) at least twice weekly to help with keeping them on track with their studies (help them check their grades and any assignments that may be due or overdue) in eCampus or Canvas.

– Help students develop a weekly study plan

– Develop Checklists with students for various things they may struggle with (ex: morning and evening routine checklist so they take care of all of their hygiene needs)

– Hold students responsible for their behavior

– Collect and enter data on behavior

– Complete student summary at the end of each semester based on overall interactions with students

– Complete post-semester assessment on each student in your group

Website to Apply:  https://jobsforaggies.tamu.edu/