Adult Education & Family
Adults with Disablilities
This comprehensive educational
program enables disabled adults to acquire and develop
the skills to gain self-sufficiency and increase their
level of independence. These individuals may have one
or more of the following disabilities: profound, moderate,
or educable mental retardation, emotional or physical
disabilities, traumatic brain injury, specific learning
disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, and autism.
Referrals can be made from area agencies, centers, schools
and the community.
Instruction is provided in academics, functional living
skills, interpersonal skills, computer-assisted instruction,
and pre-employability skills. Community-based instructional
activities are scheduled throughout the year to reinforce
appropriate social skills, grooming, money management,
leisure activities, and work skills training. An AIEP
(Adult Individual Education Plan) is written for every
adult enrolled in the program.
Students provide their own transportation. Programs
run on a ten-month calendar. The student must have the
ability to perform all personal needs, be capable of
self-movement, possess appropriate behavioral skills,
and have the necessary abilities to benefit from instruction.
The following centers currently provide/administer
programs for Adults with Disabilities:
WHISPERING PINES OFF-CAMPUS ADULT PROGRAMS
1300 SW 32ND Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Contact: Dale Justin, ESE Specialist
All programs are located on the campus of Whiddon-Rogers
WINGATE OAKS PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
1211 NW 33rd Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Contact: Pat Delpiano, ESE Specialist
Programs are located on the campus of Wingate
Oaks in Ft. Lauderdale, and Dave Thomas Education Center
in Pompano Beach, FL.
Follow-along supported employment is available
on an as needed basis for adult students with disabilities
who are currently employed and need additional support
to maintain employment. Please contact Pat Delpiano
For more information regarding programs for adults
with disabilities, please contact Meryl Eisenberg, Specialist,
Adults with Disabilities, Career, Technical and Adult/Community
Education at 754-321-2668.