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Adults with Disabilities

The Adults with Disabilities program is composed of three unique programs, and a workplace skills class, serving the needs of adults with disabilities.

All our programs strive to prepare students for the highest level of personal independence possible including the least restrictive living environment, volunteer and/or paid employment, establishment of healthy relationships, and the pursuance of personal growth and development. This is achieved through establishing individual student goals that are measurable and evaluated on a consistent basis with the support and assistance of instructional staff.

The Life Skills Program - 
For adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

The On Track Program - 
For adults with acquired or traumatic brain injury (ABI/TBI).

The Transition Options Program (TOPS) -
Serving adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who have completed their high school diploma and are preparing for higher education, employment, and/or independent living.

Workplace Essential Skills Internship Program -
Hospitality internships preparing students for successful careers in partnership with local businesses.

 

INFORMATION

Room: AD1
Office Hours:  M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
Phone: (925) 685-7340, ext. 6720
Contact: Karen Lingenfelter,
                 Program Coordinator 
                 lingenfelterk@mdusd.org

All programs require a phone interview and a visit to the program for potential students. A waitlist may exist in any program. 


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Adults with Disabilities Program is to provide high quality programs and classes which support the development of independence, work readiness, personal growth and participation in the community, in an atmosphere which promotes self-acceptance, mutual respect, self-determination, choice, dignity and personal fulfillment

VISION STATEMENT

Upon leaving the program, students will have the knowledge, skills, self-confidence and supports necessary to successfully participate in the community through achieving the highest level of personal independence possible including the least restrictive living environment, volunteer and/or paid employment, establishment of healthy relationships, and the pursuance of personal growth and fulfillment.