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Local, State and National Resources transition resources for Students

 

San Antonio Community College District (ACCD)
The Alamo Colleges District serves the Bexar County community through its programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with Master's and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment. Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran's services, and job placement.

Office of Disability Supports

Northwest Vista College
Disability Support Services  
210-486-4466 

Palo Alto College
Disability Support Services 
210-486-3027

St. Philip's College 
Disability Support Service 
210-486-2295

San Antonio College
Disability Support Service 
210-486-0025

Northeast Lakeview 
Disability Support Service 
210-486-5487

Higher Education Office of Disability Supports 

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)-210-458-4157

Texas A&M San Antonio-210-784-1340

University of Incarnate Word-210-829-3997

ST. Mary's University-210-436-6706

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.
 

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here


Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VR)
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need based.
Contact your case manager about your campus TWS-VR representative to start the process for eligibility. 

Job Finders
Job Finders, is an employment and language consulting company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Job Finders is an employment consulting company with a special focus on connecting people with disabilities to perfect employers. They provide unmatched excellence in employment services and proven experience in delivering workforce solutions to the fast paced marketplace. 

My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


Arc of San Antonio
Our Mission: To enhance the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 
Our vision: To provide quality, innovative services to the maximum number of people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities to help them achieve their potential.

Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
The Alamo Area Council of Governments IDD Services departments provides the following community services and supports for eligible adults and children with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and related conditions and their families in Bexar County: 

  • Eligibility Determination
  • Consumer Benefits Screening
  • Service Coordination
  • Medicaid Waiver Programs such as Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) or Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
  • General Revenue (GR) funded services
  • Assisted Residential Living
  • Present Community Options
 

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
The mission of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is to create change so that all people with disabilities are fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives.

Navigate Life Texas 
The Navigate Life Texas (NLT) website, a project supported by the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS), It was created to inform and empower parents of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. Healthcare, education, insurance, medical diagnoses, transition to adulthood and how to connect with other parents are among the many topics found on NLT. Here, parents share their perspectives on challenges and rewards they have faced revealing their valuable first-hand experience.
Navigate Life Texas was developed by parents, for parents. Most of the content is written by parents of children and adults with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

Housing choices for young adults with disabilities 

I'm Determined
The I’m Determined project, a state-directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.

Disability Rights Texas
Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

Life After IEPs
If you’re a parent or mentor of a young person with disabilities, Life After IEPs is for you. Whether your child is an elementary student or a high school graduate, you’ll find information, resources, and support you’ll need along the way.
 

Texas ABLE
The Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (“Texas ABLE®”) Program was established to encourage and assist individuals with disabilities and their families in saving funds to pay for many disability-related expenses critical to maintaining the individuals’ health, independence, and quality of life. The Texas ABLE Program is established and maintained by the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board with assistance from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

What can YOU do?
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the CDE is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that is working to change attitudes about disability and employment.