There are many benefits to being a member of AHEAD in Texas. Notable benefits include the following:
- Subscription to the AHEAD in Texas Listserv, providing access to professional colleagues, regional resources, and job postings.
- Registration discounts for the AHEAD in Texas annual conference and pre-conference workshops.
- Discounts to other workshops subsidized by AHEAD in Texas.
- CEUs at conferences and events when available. CEU information will be maintained for one year from the date of the conference or event.
- Scholarship possibility
- A community of members that share resources and provide answers to your work related questions.
Membership is open and available to any interested person according to the membership and dues categories identified in the AHEAD in Texas bylaws. The membership categories are listed below with the current dues. Membership currently includes current and former disability service providers as well as others interested in disability-related issues such as vocational rehabilitation counselors, other higher education staff members, students, advocates, and parents.
Membership is open and available to disability service providers in neighboring states including Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
The membership and dues year runs from January 1 – December 31. AHEAD in Texas does not pro-rate memberships. However, if you purchase a membership in the last 3 months of any calendar year, it will be active through the December of the following year.
Note: Membership to AHEAD in Texas does not include membership to the national AHEAD organization. Membership to the national AHEAD organization does not include membership to AHEAD in Texas.
Directors/Coordinators/Counselors/Staff of Disability Services at 2 and 4 year public and private colleges and universities. This membership level includes three professional members who are eligible to hold office and have full voting privileges. This membership is not transferable unless a transfer fee is paid.
Annual Dues: $200 (Transfer Fee to transfer Membership is $15)
Directors/Coordinators/Counselors/Staff of Disability Services at 2 and 4 year public and private colleges and universities. In addition, Directors/Coordinators/Counselors/Case Managers of other agencies/professional organizations providing services to and promoting access or advocating for post-secondary students with disabilities can also serve as professional members. This membership level is eligible to hold office and has full voting privileges. This membership is not transferable unless a transfer fee is paid.
Annual Dues: $85 (Transfer Fee to transfer Membership is $15)
Former professional members, administrative/support staff at any agency/professional organization/post-secondary institution, advocates or family members of students with disabilities. This membership level is not transferable, not eligible to hold office and has no voting privileges.
Annual Dues: $45
Individual retired from positions in higher education who were previous members of AHEAD in Texas. This membership level is not transferrable, not eligible to hold office and has no voting privileges.
Annual Dues: $20
Individuals enrolled as full-time students in an undergraduate or graduate program at an institution of higher learning. This membership level is not transferable, not eligible to hold office and has no voting privileges.
Annual Dues: $20
Join AHEAD in Texas!
The process is quick and easy – simply fill out the form below and our treasurer will be in touch with payment information.
If you have any questions we can answer before requesitng membership, please contact our team any time!
AHEAD in Texas Scholarship Spotlight
Eram Khan, AHEAD in Texas Scholarship recipient for 2023
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Major: MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Tarleton State University
Hometown: currently Stephenville, originally Pakistan
Current employment: Graduate assistant at Tarleton State University in the Office of Accessibility Services
Future goals: Internship with MHMR Center for Life, completing a PhD in Forensic Psychology, completion of her LPC, and continue working with those with a low SES.
Eram has worked in a large number of volunteer organizations, completed several internships in mental health/disability locations in Pakistan and the USA, received high academic honors and other accolades. She recently received the the Disability Services Graduate Assistant Leadership Award at Tarleton State University. Her supervisor in the Office of Accessibility Services indicated that Eram’s goal is to empower individuals to overcome their challenges, find meaning in their lives, and lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Congratulations Eram on receiving the 2023 AHEAD in Texas scholarship!
Please note: AHEAD in Texas membership is separate from national AHEAD membership. AHEAD in Texas is an affiliate of national AHEAD. For national AHEAD membership, please visit https://www.ahead.org/.