Loyalist launches program to support learners with intellectual, developmental disabilities

December 13, 2016

Loyalist College has announced a new two-year certificate program that will use modified programming to support students with intellectual or developmental disabilities in their pursuit of PSE. The Community Integration through Co-operative Education program will aim to instill core competencies in areas such as numeracy, communications, job skills, computer skills, human relations, and emergency response skills. As part of the program, students will secure field placements that will help them enhance their vocational skills, involvement in the community, and potential to live more independently as they move into volunteer or paid employment. “As a regional, access-focused College, Loyalist is committed to supporting all students, including those with intellectual disabilities, by customizing the learning experience,” said Loyalist College President Ann Marie Vaughan. Last Friday, the college also announced that it will receive nearly $900K in provincial funding to support Elevate Plus, the college’s new skills training pilot for the Quinte Region of Ontario. Loyalist (CICE) | Loyalist (Elevate)