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Keep Achieving (Kach) at Brookdale

Keep Achieving (Kach) at Brookdale
Brookdale Community College
Keep Achieving (Kach) at Brookdale
1158 Wayside Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07712
Program Contact Karen Halloran
Phone 732.493.1919

The Arc of Monmouth has collaborated with Brookdale Community College to address the needs of transitioning young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 21 - 26 who have graduated high school and would like to continue their education. The project will provide a variety of classroom and experiential learning at the college and in the community. The project will consist of six college semesters over a three-year period. \ \ The Arc of Monmouth and Brookdale Community College have identified five areas of need for transitioning students into the community: Self-determination; employment or volunteer opportunities; post secondary education and vocational training; involvement in the community, including social and civic affairs. In partnership, the Arc and Brookdale have planned a college experience for six individuals per year for a three-year period.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 18
School district or agency partner: The Arc of Monmouth
Contact person: Karen Halloran
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Program length: 3 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The KACH curriculum consists of Literacy Arts, Functional Math, Intro to College, Healthy Relationships and Conflict Managment, Career Exploration, Self-Advocacy and Independent Living

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between half the time and 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Last updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:39