LACE - Learning at College Experience

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

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

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  • Life skills
  • Social skills
  • Language arts literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Special education
  • 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 in 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.



14 sessions of two hours each
Day: Wednesday
Dates: Fall 2022: August 31 – December 7, 2022 (no class November 23)
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM, In-person and virtually using ZOOM
Cost: Tuition is $600


The LACE Program only accepts new students for the Fall semester. Prospective students must attend the orientation along with a parent/guardian A program overview is presented. All new students will have to be virtual because of social distancing regulations still in effect for the Fall 2022 semester. Prior to in-person attendance, students will need to attend a meeting on campus where short academic assessments will be conducted for section placement.

Once accepted, course payment must be made in full upon registering. School purchase orders are accepted. SCCC is a DDD approved vendor for Goods and Services.

Orientation Date and Time: May 26, 2022, 5 PM via ZOOM
Location: ZOOM
Registration deadline: May 24, 2022


Contact Patti Nugent, LACE Program Coordinator, at
You will be emailed a registration form that needs to be returned by May 24. You will be sent a link for the orientation by May 25.


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