To train high functioning adults on the ASD who have graduated from high school in computer programming and web design in order to prepare them for careers in the IT industry.
Our goal is to help our students secure internship opportunities with local firms in the banking and IT sectors upon successfully completing our program. Our technical institute will work with banks and other institutions in the technology and corporate sectors to identify what computer skills and software applications that our students can learn in order to gain employment with those institutions. Our curriculum will be designed to incorporate those key skills using a hands-on learning approach to train them to master those skills upon graduation and seek internships with those institutions with the ultimate goal of gaining full-time employment.
Our classes are FREE and are held at the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center. Our learners are high functioning adults on the ASD spectrum 18 years and above (High School completion or GED/Certificate) that are:
• Transitioning from school to work
• Interested in the high-tech field
• Able to follow instructions independently in an open classroom setting.
• Ask questions and seek help when needed.
Meet the Team
Kevin Callahan, PhD, BCBA-D
Kevin Callahan, PhD, served as a UNT faculty member in the educational psychology department’s special education program for 18 years before becoming the director of the UNT Autism Center. As a former special education teacher, Dr. Callahan’s research interests include how to provide effective school programming for students with autism and other disabilities. He has written about self-management and video modeling interventions and recently published articles in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders about socially valid components of comprehensive autism treatment models. He previously directed the master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in autism intervention and autism research at UNT.
Founder & CEO
Ogechi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Dallas. She has been working in the IT industry as a Software Engineer for over 15 years and recently moved into the Information Security Specialist role. Her full bio is available on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ogechi-ugwulebo-2954461/
Chinenye is a mother of three and volunteers her time at special education programs within the Denton county communities. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Sciences.
Enroll with us
Are you an adult on the ASD, above 18 years of age and have graduated from high school? Are you interested in learning computer programming or web design? If yes, you are in the right place. Click on the blue button below and complete the application form. We will contact you to schedule an intake evaluation.
All students will be screened and evaluated prior to admission to determine their areas of strength so that the curriculum will be designed to target their individualized career interest. Enrollment Form