College & Career Ready Speaker’s Night. Sponsored by Parent Network.

Susan Landers of COD will present College of DuPage COACH (Career Opportunities and ACHievement program) February 8th from 7-8:30 pm.  The program is designed to help increase educational, vocational and socialization opportunities for developmentally disabled students in DuPage County.  Offered through COD’s Continuing Education program, the two-year, application-based program is targeted at adults with mild intellectual or developmental disabilities. It also provides post-high school transition students with additional educational training aimed at preparing them for meaningful employment.

The program is focused on academics, social and independence skills, and career exploration.  Students will further develop basic reading and math skills, use technology effectively to support academic and career pursuits, practice appropriate work behavior, and apply time management skills.Click here for the flyer

The D86 team will be presenting on the national data behind post-secondary education and employment and how it drives transition planning, outline the district transition service programs, and integrating assistive technology for post-secondary success.