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1Bree Kennedy, M.S., CRC College 2 Career Coordinator
2The Initiative…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 academicsA 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”
3Overview of the College 2 Career Program Cooperative Agreement Grant through the Department of Rehabilitation that jointly serves consumers of DOR, SDRC and SDCCDPilot Program- SDCCD is one of five C2C Programs in CAFor students with intellectual disabilities (ID)Three-year programProvides specialized coursework, services and support specifically designed for ID population to assist with success and integration in college and on the jobSuccessful outcomes include greater employment options and increased sense of self-awareness and life skills
4Eligibility Requirements Be receiving services from the San Diego Regional CenterHave an open case with Department of Rehabilitation or be willing to get case openedAge 22+GED or high school diploma equivalent if under the age of 22; fully exited from any high school transition programHave a documented diagnosis of an intellectual disabilityPlease note that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder that have average to above average intelligence do not meet the eligibility requirementsMust be able to express an obtainable goal for employmentCan benefit from the college experience with a focus on gainful employment.
5Things to Keep in MindReferrals come from Regional Center or Department of RehabilitationEnrollment is limitedAcceptance into the program is based on the decision of C2C staff following an initial intake meetingThree-year track program- individuals must be willing to dedicate themselves to the college experience with a focus on employmentPlan ahead… referral should be made the semester before exiting high school or transition programs to allow time for planning
6Services Provided Career Exploration Academic Planning Assistance with access to campus and community resourcesEducational Coach supports to assist with college successStudy Lab and Job LabIntensive Employment PreparationCollege Success SkillsJob Development and Job Search AssistanceJob RetentionJob Coaching (if needed)
7College 2 Career: Year # 1 Smart Modules Smart Experience is the key to Success!C2C Student OrientationOpen case with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)C2C Academic Road MapCollege 2 Career: Year # 1 Smart ModulesFall Semester:College SmartJob SmartFall & Spring Semester:C2C Study LabC2C Student Progress ReviewSummer Semester:C2C Job LabCollege 2 Career: Year # 2 Experience ModulesProfessional ExperienceSpring Semester:Work ExperienceCollege 2 Career: Year # 3 Success ModuleCareer SuccessSuccessful EMPLOYMENT: C2C Program Completion Ceremony
8Where are C2C Modules Offered? Two Locations:Northern San DiegoMiramar College10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126Southern San DiegoEducational Cultural Complex4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113
9Time Commitment Each Week C2C Modules 1.5 hours two times per weekC2C Study lab 2 hours two times per weekMeeting with Ed Coach outside of class minimum of 1 hour per weekMinimum of 1 course outside of C2C modules integrated with peers without disabilities (approx. 3 hours per week)
10What are certificates and courses that C2C students are currently pursing? Childcare AideCertified Nurses AssistantBusiness Office TechnologyHospitalityCommunicationsCulinary Arts/Professional BakeshopComputer Information SystemsEnglish/Math to improve basic skillsPhysical EducationAnd much more….
12What an Ed Coach DoesAssist students one-on-one or in small groups in the classroom, on campus or in the communitySupport students with academic coursework, career exploration, and work experiencePromote student’s involvement within campus and community activitiesAdvocate for students with instructors, faculty and staff and assist students with developing natural supports by attending campus tutoring labs and instructor office hoursAttend classes with students, take notes to supplement the student’s notes, break down the lecture material
13What an Ed Coach DoesHelp students with time management; money management; understanding the social environmentApply creative learning strategies and study skills to help students succeed in the classroomHelp students navigate through campusAssist students in understanding and utilizing authorized accommodationsAssist and advocate for students in finding employment and with learning job-related tasksHelp students establish “natural supports” to promote independence on the job
14What an Ed Coach Does NOT Do Does not act as a Personal AssistantDoes not provide transportationDoes not attend class for a student in his/her absenceDoes not take notes in replace of the student’s ownDoes not act as a messenger between C2C students and their instructorsDoes not complete student’s homework assignmentsDoes not take responsibility for students gradesDoes not communicate solely with parents or family members
15Discussion Deadline for Fall 2013 referrals is March 29th! Please stop by the table in the back to receive more information!FAQ’s, referral forms, and MORE!