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Skills for Daily Living

Skills for Daily Living
Morton College
Skills for Daily Living
3801 S Central Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
Program Contact Mary Jo Buongiorno
Program Contact Email maryjo.buongiorno@morton.edu

The Skills for Daily Living classes are enrichment classes designed to help students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities develop and expand their life skills in an ability appropriate college environment. The various academic, social and fitness activities are developed based on the needs and interests of the students enrolled in the class. All classes in the Skills for Daily Living program are non-credit.

Program information submitted: January 27, 2023

General
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: 28
Summer program name Skills for Daily Living Activity and Academic camp
Description of our summer transition program: Summer classes are 4 days long. Each focuses on a different physical fitness component (backyard games/basketball/Bocce/Bowling) as well as time in the academic classroom.
Summer program link: Skills for Daily Living Activity and Academic camp
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $1500.00
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)
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation