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CCC Intellectual Disabilities Program Accepting Enrollments for Fall

 

Camden County College’s program for those with intellectual disabilities has openings for students who could benefit from individualized attention as they transition from school to work.

 

The Garden State Pathways Program (GSP) is open to any student who has an intellectual or cognitive disability and is at least 18 years of age. To qualify for consideration, each potential participant must meet state high school requirements and receive Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funding.

 

This selective program provides individually tailored assistance to participating students as they develop academic, life and career skills and gain work experiences. Enrollees have full access to all Blackwood Campus facilities, including the fitness center, the cyber café and the library. The Blackwood Campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

 

Students take classes in socialization, numeracy, literacy and computers and also spend time developing their skills in a career area that will enhance their employability. Students are encouraged to integrate into campus life by joining various clubs and attending extracurricular activities such as Spring Fling, the Welcome Back Barbecue and other College-based events. They also are encouraged to socialize both on- and off-campus by developing networks through classroom work and the educational lectures offered on campus.

 

GSP is funded by a five-year grant awarded by the Department of Education, with supplemental funds provided by the College. Students pay for their enrollment in the program with funding from different sources, including parents, school districts, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and/or the Division of Developmental Disabilities. The College is committed to sustaining the program when the grant ends.

 

For additional details about the program, contact coordinator Bernadette M. Gismonde by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4503, or via e-mail at bgismonde@camdencc.edu.


Published: July 17, 2012