Imagine having a diagnosis of autism and/or intellectual disabilities and just graduated from high school not knowing what to do next. What if you could take classes in subjects that interest you or get hands-on training? Texana Center’s newest program, the Center for Advancement, is a college-like setting for students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities to explore their strengths, achieve skills and prepare for competitive employment and independence.
Located at the Texana Fulshear Campus, the Center for Advancement provides classes and training for teens and adults. Classes include the Social Connections Club, where members learn conversation skills and appropriate boundaries and talk about how to be safe on social media. In the virtual computer classes, students learn skills like photoshop, HTML coding and video editing for a variety of platforms. The newest class is a Culinary Class that touches on kitchen safety, knife skills, how to be a barista, baking 101 and basic food prep. This class is the perfect training to become a Texana Café Intern.
The Texana Café is the retail-training center where students can get hands-on training, as well as learn to make and serve exceptional coffee and food and hopes to be open in the new year.