Kathryn Kaimana

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:40pm

Kathryn Kaimana is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Special Education at Texas A&M University from Burleson, Texas.

When I was looking at colleges, I was having a really hard time. All the schools that interested me were either too far away or an Ivy League that I knew I just didn't have the grades for. After talking to one of my friends about how discouraged I was becoming, they encouraged me to apply to Texas A&...

Student Highlight, Adonay Mendoza

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:16pm

Adonay N. Mendoza, B.S.

Texas A&M University

Adonay Mendoza was born in Houston, Texas but raised in El Salvador. His father brought he and his brother back to the United States to get a sound education at the beginning of his 6th grade year. He remembers having a hard time understanding the new content and teachers because of the language barrier and previous lack of adequate education.

"Seeing some of my classmates struggling because they could not...

Dr. Zhang named Director of Faculty Development

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:08pm

The CEHD Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) has completed its search process for the Director of Faculty Development, and Dr. Dalun Zhang has accepted the position beginning September 1, 2019. (Dr. Zhang formerly served as chair of FAC, and so recused himself from the review process.)

Dr. Zhang is Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. His research interest is centered on assisting youth with disabilities to...

Statewide Capacity Building Conference

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:47pm

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, in partnership with Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Education Agency, invites you to attend the inaugural “Gear Up -Texas” Statewide Capacity Building Conference, in Austin, TX on September 23-24, 2019.

Conference registration is FREE!


About the Conference:

The project staff conducted eight...

Student Success Story: Armando J. Bernal

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:34pm

Armando Bernal has taught special education for the past three years. In August, he will begin a resource special education teaching position for fifth graders in Conroe ISD. He plans on becoming a board certified behavior analyst and eventually join a behavioral clinic where he can teach more individuals who are in need of support and independence.

“My sister went to Texas A&M and graduated in 2005. She used to take me to all of the football games and taught me all of the...

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 (...