2018-2019 Class Selection Notification

for Austin and McAllen will be Friday 15 June.

Schedule Schedule

Training Schedule

This powerful training takes place over eight weekends spanning from August to April. Sessions are run in both Austin and McAllen.

When are the sessions going to be held?  What are the topics?

Training Workshop Schedule

Session NumberSession TitleSession Date
1

HISTORY of Disability Services
HISTORY of Parent Movement, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living &
People First Language

10/11 Aug 2018
2

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & LIFE LONG LEARNING
IDEA & 504
CIVIL DISCOURSE COMMUNICATION

21/22 Sept 2018
3

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
SERVICE COORDINATION
PERSON CENTERED PLANNING

5-6 Oct 2018
4

SUPPORTED, COMPETITIVE & CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
COMMUNITY & SINGLE ISSUE ORGANIZING

9/10 Nov 2018
5

CREATING A VISION
GUARDIANSHIP and the 84thLegislature
MEDIA TRAINING

11/12 Jan 2019
6

ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP at the TEXAS CAPITOL
Mock Hearing – Senate Chamber at Texas State Capitol

15/16 Feb 2019
7

FEDERAL DISABILITY ISSUES

1/2 Mar 2019
8

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Graduation at Texas State Capitol

12/13 Apr 2019

What does a normal training day look like?

All sessions will be scheduled on a Friday (Day 1) and a Saturday (Day 2).

Day 1: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Day 2: 8:00am to 3:00pm

Includes 15-minute comfort breaks during the afternoon of Day 1, and during the morning and afternoon of Day 2. We provide dinner (45-60 minutes) on the first day, and breakfast (30-60 minutes) and lunch (45-60 minutes) on Day 2. Meals will be served in a room other than the training room to avoid disruptions from meal set-up and clean-up.

These timeframes assure that we meet the minimum 128 hours of training or 16 hours per weekend.