Adult Education Program

Student on Computer in Digital Media Lab

The Arc of the Capital Area offers a wide variety of post-secondary education options to ensure the continued growth and independence with individuals in the ID/D community. Students will register for the class program of their choosing. The education programs are designed to enriched their social skills, independence and community involvement.


Sign up for the program now!

To sign up:

  1. Review the handbook
  2. Fill out the application and accompanying forms
  3. Return to The Arc of the Capital Area by mail, email, fax, or in person
  4. We will review your application for eligibility
  5. We will schedule you for 3 free trial days to see if the program is a good fit for you; this will give us an idea of how you socialize with others, etc.
  6. If you are accepted, we will work with you and your case manager to get any additional paperwork needed
  7. Payment is due on your first day of class

Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Happy Students in The Arc's Education Program

  • Tuesdays: Health and Wellness
    • Students will strengthen their bodies through exercise, healthy recipes, and education. Students will learn the fundamentals of health and wellness and how to achieve healthy living goals.
  • Wednesdays: Urban Gardening & Community Involvement
    • The Arc has a large gardening plot where students will learn about gardening, vegetation, and value of a healthy mind and body. Students will also work with the community to increase their social skills in volunteer work.
  • Thursdays: Independent Life Skills
    • The Arc will assist students in navigating daily tasks, understanding advocacy, socialization, and mobility, and sailing through hurdles to live an independent life.
  • Fridays: Career Education
    • Staff will assist students in learning work-related skills & behaviors, literacy & numeracy, and comprehension skills that will allow them to enter the workplace or volunteer field.

For more information on the program, view the student handbook and download the application or contact the Amber Nelson, Director of Art and Education, below.
Private pay and provider pay options are available.


→Click Here to Download the Application Form←

View Student Handbook


Contact InformationStudent Smiling in The Arc's Education Program

Amber Nelson,
Director of Art and Education
4902 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756
512-476-7044 ext. 236
Fax: 512-476-9054