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Programs for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Programs for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Brewster Technical College
Programs for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
2222 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Program Contact Karen Nochella
Phone (813) 276-5464

Brewster Technical College in partnership with Community Businesses provide specialized career education for students ages 18+ to obtain competitive, integrated employment in the student's chosen occupation.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 60
School district or agency partner: Hillsborough County
Contact person: Keensha Parham, Coordinator of Adults with Disabilities
Deadline to apply to this program: VARIES
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • OVER 18
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Have exited high school through access points, 18 or older, be able to safely navigate the site independently.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Cost of the program: Hotel Front of House is $3000, Merchandise Handler is $2500, Adult Basic Education programs are $215 annually.
Additional costs: $100.00

Students are responsible for uniforms and insurance for job/career outcomes. Tuition costs vary depending on the training program. 

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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students take specialized career education courses.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:


Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Best Buddies, MLK Day of Service, Feed America Tampa Bay, Bowling, Museum visits, Big Cat Rescue

Last updated: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 18:17