Adults with Abilities
Striving for Success
This educational program enables students to acquire and develop skills to gain
self-sufficiency and increase their level of independence. Programs are tailored to meet
the needs of adults with disabilities in specialized school and community-based programs.
The curriculum extends beyond the classroom into the community to make instruction
relevant. The program design addresses skills in three major areas:
Who is eligible to enroll in the program?
This educational program enrolls individuals 18 years of age and older with one of more of the following
disabilities: intellectual (developmental) disabilities, emotional or physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury,
visual or hearing impairments with intellectual difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder. Students with or without
special diplomas may enroll at any time during the school year, on a space available basis.
All prospective students under the age of 22 must be officially withdrawn from high
school prior to seeking enrollment. Area agencies, centers, schools, and the community can
make referrals to one of the Adults with Disabilities Program Specialists at their respective locations.
What documentation is required prior to enrollment?
Prospective students must provide documentation
of their disability, which includes one of more of the following:
medical history, psychological evaluation, educational records,
work or support plan. Program eligibility specifies that the individual has the ability to
perform all personal needs, be capable of self-movement, and have the necessary abilities
to benefit from instruction.