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updated: 11/13/2012 12:18 PM

COD Offers Courses this Spring for Developmentally Disabled Students

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Continuing Education/Extended Learning at College of DuPage will offer an expanded offering of socialization classes this spring for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities as part of its Reach Out program, which launched this past fall.

The classes, designed for students age 18 and older, begin the week of Monday, Jan. 10. Courses are offered at various times and on different days, allowing students to enroll in a combination of classes. Courses teach practical skills and encourage socialization.

Spring offerings include: 'Independent Living Skills, Communication Skills, Time Management Skills I, Time Management Skills II, Employment Skills I, Employment Skills II, Keyboard Skills, Computer Skills I, Computer Skills II, General Office Skills I, Automotive Skills, Foodservice Skills, Foodservice Skills II, Hospitality Skills I, and Hospitality Skills II.

Tuition ranges from $199 to $299.

Additionally, Continuing Education/Extended Learning will offer "Interpersonal Communication Skills for Life and Work," specifically for students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. The College also hosts monthly meetings of the "Autismerica," a social and educational club for students with autism, their parents and friends.

For more information or to register, call Michael Duggan at (630) 942-2845,; Sheryl Ebersold at (630) 942-3497,; or Sally Field Mullan at