Welcome to the PATHS Program

Our mission

Our mission is to provide training to prepare individuals to enter the competitive workforce using innovative, research-based training that improves and enhances individuals’ Professionalism, Self-determination, Self-advocacy and Leadership skills.

The Power of Connection

At PATHS Program students have the opportunity to attend different social events and develop friendships and connections that can last a lifetime.

Learn About Other Cultures

PATHS students celebrate each other through learning about other cultures’ traditions, activities, and more.

Acquire the Skills You Need for Any Situation

PATHS students learn to work effectively together and become CPR and First Aid certified.

A Spirit of Leadership and Mentorship

Expert faculty like Dr. LaSota of the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management develop PATHS students’ minds and produce future leaders.

The PATHS Certificate Program is your path to a successful career as a:

  • Direct Support Professional working with people with disabilities,
  • Para-professional working with schools, or
  • Child Care Professional working with children.

This two-year certificate program prepares graduates for employment in a career serving people with disabilities or working with children.

Collaborators & partners

The PATHS Certificate Program works in collaboration with the Institute on Person-Centered Practices and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living. 

The Institute is a partnership between the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M and the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.