ARC Of the arts

This program is for students with intellectual disabilities. Classes must be arranged with the program director of the Arc of the Arts Studio in advance. Please contact the Program Manager, Jerry Slayton at (512) 476-7044 or by email at to complete an application and begin the admission process.

DSACT members have the opportunity to receive a stipend for this program, up to three times per year. DSACT members must be enrolled with The ARC to receive the stipend, but are not required to pay DSACT registration fee UNLESS enrolling in other DSACT recreational programs. The stipend can be credited up to one class per month.

UT Informal classes

UT Informal Classes, aimed at adults with IDD, offer semester-long continuing educational opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin for adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. This program aims to promote affordable life-long learning for adults with intellectual disabilities while providing an opportunity to connect socially with adult peers with and without intellectual disabilities on the University of Texas campus. Courses are offered through UT's informal classes program.

All registration and payment of tuition takes place through UT. Please address all questions to Program Coordinator Jon Pierce at (512) 232-4137,

DSACT members have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship toward these classes. Find more information about the Achieve Your Dream Fund on the Scholarships and Stipends page of our site.