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Bree Kennedy, M.S., CRC College 2 Career Coordinator
Started with ThinkCollege! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston and has now reached California! There is much to be gained from postsecondary education in addition to the academics A new way of thinking, a new way of supporting, a new way of achieving “Students with intellectual disabilities will have access and support to pursue postsecondary education for personal, social, vocational and economic fulfillment”
Cooperative Agreement Grant through the Department of Rehabilitation that jointly serves consumers of DOR, SDRC and SDCCD Pilot Program- SDCCD is one of five C2C Programs in CA For students with intellectual disabilities (ID) Three-year program Provides specialized coursework, services and support specifically designed for ID population to assist with success and integration in college and on the job Successful outcomes include greater employment options and increased sense of self-awareness and life skills
◦ Be receiving services from the San Diego Regional Center ◦ Have an open case with Department of Rehabilitation or be willing to get case opened ◦ Age 22+ ◦ GED or high school diploma equivalent if under the age of 22; fully exited from any high school transition program ◦ Have a documented diagnosis of an intellectual disability Please note that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder that have average to above average intelligence do not meet the eligibility requirements ◦ Must be able to express an obtainable goal for employment ◦ Can benefit from the college experience with a focus on gainful employment.
Referrals come from Regional Center or Department of Rehabilitation Enrollment is limited Acceptance into the program is based on the decision of C2C staff following an initial intake meeting Three-year track program- individuals must be willing to dedicate themselves to the college experience with a focus on employment Plan ahead… referral should be made the semester before exiting high school or transition programs to allow time for planning
◦ Career Exploration ◦ Academic Planning ◦ Assistance with access to campus and community resources ◦ Educational Coach supports to assist with college success ◦ Study Lab and Job Lab ◦ Intensive Employment Preparation ◦ College Success Skills ◦ Job Development and Job Search Assistance ◦ Job Retention ◦ Job Coaching (if needed)
SuccessCollege 2 Career: Year # 3 Success Module Career SuccessC2C Study LabC2C Job Lab C2C Student Progress Review Successful EMPLOYMENT: C2C Program Completion Ceremony ExperienceCollege 2 Career: Year # 2 Experience Modules Fall Semester: Professional Experience Spring Semester: Work Experience Fall & Spring Semester: C2C Study Lab Fall & Spring Semester: C2C Student Progress Review Summer Semester: C2C Job Lab SmartCollege 2 Career: Year # 1 Smart Modules Fall Semester: College Smart Fall Semester: Job Smart Fall & Spring Semester: C2C Study Lab Fall & Spring Semester: C2C Student Progress Review Summer Semester: C2C Job Lab College 2 Career Smart Experience is the key to Success!Smart Experience is the key to Success! C2C Student Orientation Open case with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) C2C Academic Road Map
Two Locations: ◦ Northern San Diego ◦ Miramar College Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA ◦ Southern San Diego ◦ Educational Cultural Complex 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113
C2C Modules 1.5 hours two times per week C2C Study lab 2 hours two times per week Meeting with Ed Coach outside of class minimum of 1 hour per week Minimum of 1 course outside of C2C modules integrated with peers without disabilities (approx. 3 hours per week)
◦ Childcare Aide ◦ Certified Nurses Assistant ◦ Business Office Technology ◦ Hospitality ◦ Communications ◦ Culinary Arts/Professional Bakeshop ◦ Computer Information Systems ◦ English/Math to improve basic skills ◦ Physical Education ◦ And much more….
Assist students one-on-one or in small groups in the classroom, on campus or in the community Support students with academic coursework, career exploration, and work experience Promote student’s involvement within campus and community activities Advocate for students with instructors, faculty and staff and assist students with developing natural supports by attending campus tutoring labs and instructor office hours Attend classes with students, take notes to supplement the student’s notes, break down the lecture material
Help students with time management; money management; understanding the social environment Apply creative learning strategies and study skills to help students succeed in the classroom Help students navigate through campus Assist students in understanding and utilizing authorized accommodations Assist and advocate for students in finding employment and with learning job-related tasks Help students establish “natural supports” to promote independence on the job
Does not act as a Personal Assistant Does not provide transportation Does not attend class for a student in his/her absence Does not take notes in replace of the student’s own Does not act as a messenger between C2C students and their instructors Does not complete student’s homework assignments Does not take responsibility for students grades Does not communicate solely with parents or family members
Deadline for Fall 2013 referrals is March 29 th ! Please stop by the table in the back to receive more information! FAQ’s, referral forms, and MORE!