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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 12 students and include Independent Living Skills, Communication Skills, Time Management Skills and Self-Advocacy Skills. For course details and to register, call (630) 942-2208. 

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.

Session 1

Monday, Sept. 8 to Oct. 20
3:30 to 5 p.m.
LEISR-0070-003, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Session 2

Monday, Oct. 27 to Dec. 15
3:30 to 5 p.m. (no class the week of Nov. 24)
LEISR-0070-004, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Independent Living Skills

The goal for most young adults is to live as independently as possible and master the skills to do so successfully. Learn how to plan and organize your household through daily scheduling. Health and safety issues will be addressed. Practical skills such as cleaning, shopping, clothing care and hygiene will be covered. The goal is to boost responsibility and confidence.

Session 1

Tuesday, Sept. 9 to Oct. 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
LEISR-0070-001, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Session 2

Tuesday, Oct. 28 to Dec. 16
3:30 to 5 p.m. (no class the week of Nov. 25)
LEISR-0070-002, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Time Management Skills

Setting priorities, getting things done in order and organizing your day are skills useful for a productive life. How to structure your day and create a workable routine will be emphasized. Staying organized with a schedule, creating a to-do list and step-by-step daily routine will keep the student on track to learn valuable time management skills.

Session 1

Wednesday, Sept. 10 to Oct. 22
3:30 to 5 p.m.
LEISR-0070-005, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Session 2

Wednesday, Oct. 29 to Dec. 17
3:30 to 5 p.m. (no class the week of Nov. 26)
LEISR-0070-006, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Drama/Theater

For those who enjoy watching movies, going to plays or musicals, or participating in dramas, this course is for you.  Learn both the art and the craft of theatre while developing communication skills.  Included in this course are improvisation, storytelling, music, movement and visual art.

Session 1

Thursday, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23
3:30 to 5 p.m.
LEISR-0070-007, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Session 2

Thursday, Oct. 30 to Dec. 18
3:30 to 5 p.m. (no class the week of Nov. 27)
LEISR-0070-008, $175
On campus in Glen Ellyn

 

Contact us!

For more information, contact Danielle Kuglin Seago, kuglinseagod@cod.edu.

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 duggan@cod.edu. You can also follow the organization on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/autismerica.

 

Contact Information


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