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Ready. Willing. ABLE?

The disABILITY Advocate Programs takes partners on campus who are ready and willing and provides them with knowledge, tools, and skills to be ABLE to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. The disABILITY Advocate program promotes understanding and awareness about disabilities in order to create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. Since its creation in Fall 2011, more than 1,200 people across campus have gone through a disABILITY Advocate Training.

Some of our disABILITY Advocates include:

  • Admissions Ambassadors
  • Academic Advisors across Campus
  • Counseling and Mental Health Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Division of Housing and Food Services
  • International Office/Study Abroad
  • Sanger Learning and Career Center
  • UT Police Department
  • University Health Services/Health Promotions Resource Center
  • UT Athletics
  • and many more!

For more information or to schedule a disABILITY Advocate Training for your group, class or department, please contact SSD at 512-471-6259 or email

To receive notifications about upcoming trainings, please join our disABILITY Advocate listserv.

Please also check out our other disABILITY Advocate Resources:

disABILITY Advocate Training Options

disABILITY Advocate Resource Library

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