Summer Institute

The Disability Training Network’s Summer Institute (SI) is a professional development opportunity designed for Texas A&M University System faculty and staff who interact with students with disabilities. SI participants are encouraged to share hotel and travel accommodations with others from their university and will be reimbursed for these expenses at the state rates allowed. Spaces for the SI are limited.


All participants will need to complete an online application. DTN will make all hotel reservations and email participants their confirmation number. Flight reservations should be made by the participants. Please retain all receipts to submit for reimbursement after the SI. Contact Shannon Alexander at
979-845-5432 or with any questions or accommodation needs.


About the 2012 Summer Institute Keynote Speaker

Jane Jarrow photoJane E. Jarrow, Ph.D is a well-known author, speaker and trainer on issues surrounding support for students with disabilities in higher education. After 14 years as the Executive Director of AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability), in 1996 Dr. Jarrow became a private consultant under the banner of her own company, Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS). She has conducted workshops on accommodations and legal mandates of Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act on more than 200 postsecondary campuses and is a much sought-after speaker for national, regional, and state meetings and trainings. She has been principal grant writer, project director, and trainer for 13 US Department of Education grants on awareness and sensitivity, program management, and retention strategies for students with disabilities and is the parent of a college-aged student with a significant disability.