Texana’s New Center for Advancement

Imagine having a diagnosis of autism and/or intellectual disabilities and just graduated from high school. Imagine not knowing what to do next. What if, you could take classes in subjects that interest you? What if, you could get hands-on training? What if, you could live independently? 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 popular Social Connections Club, where members learn conversation skills and appropriate boundaries, talk about how to be safe on social media, and most importantly, make friends.  In the virtual computer classes, students learn skills like photoshop, HTML coding and video editing for a variety of platforms including TicTok.  The newest class added is a Culinary Class that touches on kitchen safety, knife skills, how to be a barista, baking 101 and basic food prep.  This exciting new class is the perfect, but not required, 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.  Texana is currently hiring for Café Interns, a position for individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities that are eager to gain skills and knowledge in the restaurant and retail industries.  The Texana Café is hoping to be open to the public in the new year.

For more information on these and other programs, visit the website at www.texanacenter.com or email info@texanacenter.com.