Texas A&M University — Bridge to Career in Human Service

Walter Shumac IV sitting on stairs on campus
Walter Shumac IV of Cedar Hill, Texas, is enrolled in the Bridge to Career in Human Service program at Texas A&M University’s Center on Disability and Development.

Texas A&M University
400 Harvey Mitchell PKWY South, Suite 300
College Station, TX 78745-4375
Bridge to Career in Human Service website

Project Directors
Dalun Zhang, Ph.D.
Cheryl Grenwelge Ph.D.

Project Period
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2016

Project Objective
This “Bridge to Career in Human Service” program provides an inclusive postsecondary education program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The rigorous academic course of study and enrichment classes prepares students for employment in health and human services, with a wide range of choices. The program provides a full-year of training including supervised, field-based experience leading to a certificate and job placement. A “How To” manual will be created that other colleges and universities can use to adopt or replicate this program.

State Plan Goal 1
Create and support promising practices that enable people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities and to have control over their own lives by 9/30/2021.

Geographic Reach

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Area of Emphasis