Parents and Families

Whether your child or teen is participating in a program, activity, camp or event (collectively known as PACE) held on campus or at an offsite location sponsored by the University of Texas at Dallas, rest assured we are committed to providing your child with a safe and enjoyable experience.

Parents and guardians also play an important role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. When selecting a program for your child or teen:

  • Review program materials and select programs that are appropriate for your child or teens age and ability.
  • Completely and accurately fill out all registration forms. Be sure to document any health conditions or dietary restrictions that program staff need to be aware of.
  • Discuss appropriate behaviors with your child or teen before the program begins.
  • Inform program staff of any concerns or special needs of your child or teen.
  • Ensure your child or teen can be dropped-off and picked-up timely.
  • Report any concerns promptly to the program staff or to Carla Garner, director of Programs for Minors, [email protected], 972-883-3815.

Each individual working with minors at a PACE for Minors has agreed to the responsibilities and expectations stated in the Designated Individuals Guidebook to ensure the safety and security of participants. In addition, our program faculty, staff, students and volunteers undergo¬†a background screening and complete annual training focused on safety, security, proper disciplinary procedures, and detecting and reporting abuse or neglect.

Communication Camps

UT Dallas' nationally recognized Callier Center conducts individualized camps for children with communication disorders. Children with articulation and resonance, language and learning, and cochlear implant challenges receive personalized therapy in a camp environment. Programs serve children ages 3 to 18.

Contact Information

photo of Carla Garner

Carla Garner, CFE
Director, Programs for Minors
SU 2.304
800 W. Campbell Rd. SU26
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 883-3815
[email protected]

Marylen Medina

Marylen Medina
Administrative Assistant
(972) 883-3858
[email protected]