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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
Phone 708-656-8000 ext 2368

The Skills for Daily Living Program is an enrichment program designed to help students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, ages 18 and over, develop and expand their life skills in an ability appropriate college environment.  Various academic, fitness, and social activities are developed based on the needs and interests of students enrolled in the classes.
Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and to help make decisions about the various activities done in class.  There are 6 components to the program; Skills for Daily Living classes, On campus Work Skills experience, Specialty classes, Panther Adventures, Special Olympics/Unified activities, and Parent/Guardian Resources.



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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 20
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost of the program:

Costs vary. Typical cost is $89 for a 3 day per week/3 week class.

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)
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:

During each class, students spend time working on individualized academics, fitness, computer, and social skills.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All 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
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: 25%
Last updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:55