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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.    

Program information submitted: March 12, 2021

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: 21
Summer program name Summer Skills for Daily Living
Description of our summer transition program:
Summer program link: Summer Skills for Daily Living
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 and older
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 80.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

Classes went o Zoom format due to Covid 19 and some students decided to not attend virtually.

Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $800.00
Additional costs:

Cost for Panther Adventures (Off campus Field Trips/activities)

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): Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half 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: 0%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Art Club Athletics Student Government