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Courses for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Continuing Education is responding to a need in the community for classes designed for young adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. These courses will complement other offerings within College of DuPage. A student does not have to reside in District 502 to attend. Classes can be taken multiple times as new information is introduced.

These courses are designed for 21- to 40-year-old developmentally disabled students who conduct themselves appropriately in a classroom situation and who can independently and safely find their way to classes. (No transportation will be provided.) Classes are limited to 3 to 12 students. For course details and to register, call (630) 942-2208. 

Self-Advocacy Skills

A well-developed sense of self-advocacy can be a great goal for anyone. For those who have heightened sensory sensitivities and poor communication skills learning these skills is even more important. Learning style differences, environmental challenges or special accommodations increase the need to make your point in a responsible manner. Learn to confidently assess your needs and express them in a way that will be received and understood. Spring 2016

Communication Skills

Communication skills include the meaningful exchange of ideas, feelings and information through expressive and receptive communication. Many factors are used to successfully communicate, including facial expression, body language, social space, tone and volume of voice. Learn to get your message across and receive what others want to tell you. Spring 2016

Money Management

Students develop a level of comfort in understanding and implementing money management skills. Learn to understand money and budgeting along with shopping skills and strategies. Spring 2016


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For more information, contact Danielle Kuglin Seago,

Partner Organization

Autismerica is an organization for students with autism and their parents. Each month, Autismerica explores a different aspect of college success for students. There's social time, too, with pool, ping pong, chess, checkers and video games. Parents are also given an opportunity to connect with each other. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. All are welcome. For more information, contact Michael Duggan at (630) 942-2845 or email You can also follow the organization on their Facebook page:


Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785