The Compensatory Education Program (Comp. Ed. or CED) is designed for adults with mental retardation or traumatic brain injury. The classes are designed to help students acquire basic skills to develop abilities needed to become more independent and self-directed and to meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities.
Classes are available in Caldwell and Watauga counties. Classes and materials are free. For more information, call (828) 726-2275 or 726-2230 (Caldwell) or (828) 297-5253 (Watauga)
Goals and Objectives
- Students will become more independent and self-directed.
- Students will learn to meet and manage community, social, work and personal adult responsibilities.
Who is eligible?
Classes are free for persons with documented mental retardation or traumatic brain injury.
Students must be:
- At least eighteen years of age
- Able to benefit from instruction
- Able to care for their personal needs at the class location
- Basic Education
- Social Science
- Leisure Education
- Community Living
- Problem Solving
- Life Skills
- Consumer Education
- Money Management
- Vocational Education/Pre-employment Skills
The Community Classroom
Compensatory Education Classes utilize the concept of the community classroom. Students are engaged in activities throughout the community that promote self-determination and independence such as:
- Shopping for groceries, clothes, household items
- Paying bills and budgeting
- Job Shadowing
- Pre-employment skills
- Using leisure time
- Recognizing and utilizing community resources
- Maintaining an independent lifestyle
- Learning to be an advocate
For more information, contact Christie Arney at (828) 726-2275.