LACE - Learning at College Experience

The LACE Program is intended to assist developmentally disabled adults in an educational and social setting.

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Emphasis is placed on maintaining and increasing social and academic skills, specifically in the following areas:

  • Life skills
  • Social skills
  • Language arts literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Independent living skills

Students are assigned to different sections for academic purposes and join together at various times for group interaction and guest presenters. Electives are woven into the curriculum.

  • Students work in a classroom setting with instructors and assistants who have experience in the special education field. A certified Special Education teacher leads the program.
  • Students include those who have had an IEP while in public school, and the age ranges are from 17-60+. The students may live at home, in their apartment, or a group home.
  • If the student performs best with a one-on-one assistant, accommodations will need to be made by the parent/guardian for the student to participate in the program if it is deemed necessary.

Current Student Information

14 sessions of two hours each
Day:  Wednesday
Dates:  Fall 2019 – September 4 – December 11, 2019 (no class November 27)
Time:  4:15-6:15 PM
Cost: Tuition of $275 plus materials fee of $15 = $290

New Participant Orientation

The LACE Program only accepts students for the Fall semester. Prospective students must attend the orientation that will take place in May. A program overview is presented along with academic assessments. If accepted, course payment must be made in full upon registering. School purchase orders are accepted. Please check back here in April for the orientation date and further instructions.

For more information

Contact Patti Nugent, LACE Program Coordinator, at lace@sussex.edu

A LACE student enjoying her time during the presentation.
A LACE student waiting for the presentation to begin in the PAC.
Learning the different phases of the moon using oreos.
Games and learning are an important part of the LACE program.
Students gather to participate in games with each other.
Students hit the slopes at the local ski area.