Transition to Employment

The seminar will focus on assuring students’ acquisition of skills in negotiating successful, real workplace situations, such as: communication refinement, acceptance and rejection, conflict resolution, co-worker and supervisor relationships, self-awareness and self-monitoring, stress management and positive outcomes. Students will be engaged in performance assessment, involving input from students, employers, college professors, and job coaches.

Internship

College Experience seniors prepare for the working world by participating in an internship. Students choose a career field and are provided with assistance from a job developer to apply and interview for job openings. Once an internship or job is identified, students are provided with one-on-one job coaching services until they feel confident in completing…

Budgeting

Upon completion of Finance class, students will continue to work on their personal finances with a focus on budgeting. In preparation for independent living, students will learn how to set up and follow a budget. They will review where their money comes from and what their expenses are. Students will continue to use skills they…

Public Speaking

Students in this course will learn what makes a presenter a successful public speaker. The class will work on voice and diction, as well as making eye contact and using body language to assist in the message, not detract. Speech writing will be taught and students will have many opportunities to write a simple speech…

Disability Seminar

Disability Seminar introduces students to several different types of disabilities, as well as relevant topics in the field of disability studies, including but not limited to: adaptive technology, advocacy, employment, and some of the common challenges one with a disability might encounter. The seminar also serves to empower students by helping them to better understand…

Volunteerism

Through this course students will research needs within their own community and work with peers to develop service projects designed to meet community needs. Students will have the opportunity to learn about community issues, set goals, design service plans, and engage in meaningful community service. Students will enhance their employment skills through their volunteerism by…

Executive Functioning Workshop

In this course students will refine their executive functioning skills by identifying individual areas of need from an array of topics, such as, time management, impulse control, prioritization, organization, and communication. Students will learn strategies for mastering these areas through hands on activities, role plays, and other interactive work stations. Students will learn how to…

Conflict Resolution

The purpose of this class is to help students improve their conflict resolution skills and help them navigate challenging situations with peers, family members, colleagues, and more. We will focus on conflict prevention, de-escalation, assertiveness, and problem solving so that students are better able to find resolutions that strengthen relationships with others and improve self-advocacy…

Pop Culture

In this introductory level course, students will learn about American popular culture over the last century. The course will focus on examining how pop culture shapes people’s lives, including how pop culture impacts the way people think, feel, vote, shop, and live in general. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: television, radio,…