JWCC announces summer mini-session in July for students with intellectual disabilities

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John Wood Community College sponsors the College for Life program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This photo is of this year's students at the program's year-end celebration. College for Life is offering a summer mini-session for new and returning students starting July 22. | Photo courtesy of John Wood Community College

QUINCY — The College for Life (CFL) program at John Wood Community College will offer a summer mini-session July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at JWCC’s Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison.

CFL programs are specifically designed for high school and college-aged students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Cost for each class is $50.

Class Schedule:

9 to 10:20 a.m.

  • Food Science: Students will explore cooking through experiments and projects Identity
  • Quest: Participants will discover their alter ego and superpower through mask-making.

10:30 to 11:50 a.m.

  • Say It BIG!: Students will design and create a mural that shares their message in a big way.
  • Performing Arts: This class will focus on elements of performing through group activities involving movement, music, and role-play.

This program provides an opportunity for students to engage in fun, educational activities tailored to their needs. It aims to foster creativity, self-expression and social skills in a supportive environment.

Students or guardians can apply online at //jwcc.edu/cfl to enroll in the CFL summer mini-session. An IEP or 504 plan must be submitted to CFL coordinator Julie Quinn at jquinn@jwcc.edu. Contact Quinn at 217-641-4340 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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