Independence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities (I-LEAD)

I-LEAD (Independence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities) serves adults with intellectual disabilities by combining literacy, independent living skills and employability skills.

The program’s hands-on and interactive classes are free of charge. Classes take place on Central Campus as well as community sites. The classes focus on areas such as employment, budgeting, transportation and daily living.  

Program participants learn from instructors who understand their learning needs and design classes focused on the following areas:

  • Community Living
  • Functional Academics
  • Health and Safety
  • Leisure and Humanities

Participants who successfully complete I-LEAD may apply for the on-campus Transitions class or Project Search, a one-year internship class.

I-LEAD Courses

Special Learning Needs Community Courses

FCO 6000. Foundational Community Multilevel. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course, taught at community locations, introduces students with developmental disabilities or brain injury to a variety of strategies that promote independent living. Topics include reading, writing, leisure, humanities, health, safety, and community living. Upon completion of this course, students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.

FCO 6114. Foundational Comm - Community Living. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course, taught at community locations, provides students with developmental disabilities or brain injury a variety of strategies to successfully transition to greater self-sufficiency. Topics include budgeting, resume writing, job applications, and transportation. Upon completion of this course, students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.

Special Learning Needs Courses

FED 6113. Foundational Ed Leisure & Humanities. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces students with a developmental disability or brain injury to leisure activities and humanities. Topics include visual arts appreciation, music appreciation, leisure, dance appreciation, drama/theatre appreciation, sign language, and technology/computer. Upon completion of this course, students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.

FED 6114. Found Educational Community Living. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers a variety of community and life skills topics designed to help students with a developmental disability or brain injury transition to greater self-sufficiency. Topics include geography, American history, civics, community services, home management, money management, and work behavior. Upon completion of this course students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.

FED 6115. Foundational Ed-Functional Academics. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course helps students with a developmental disability or brain injury to improve their English and math skills. Topics include pre-reading skills, reading skills, functional writing, and math skills. Upon completion of this course, students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.

FED 6116. Foundational Ed - Health and Safety. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed for students with a developmental disability or brain injury and includes strategies on healthy and safe living. Topics include physical health, mental health, and personal safety. Upon completion of this course, students will achieve competency on an individual goal based on CASAS competencies chosen from the above topics.