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Courses for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Continuing Education is responding to a need in the community for classes designed for young adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. These courses will complement other offerings within College of DuPage. A student does not have to reside in District 502 to attend. Classes can be taken multiple times as new information is introduced.

These courses are designed for 21- to 40-year-old developmentally disabled students who conduct themselves appropriately in a classroom situation and who can independently and safely find their way to classes. (No transportation will be provided.) Classes are limited to 3 to 12 students. For course details and to register, call (630) 942-2208. 

Managing Money Day to Day

This course defines the basic needs of living and budgeting to manage those needs.  Students learn to discern needs from wants and to advocate for themselves. 

Monday, Feb. 1 to April 11
1:30 to 3 p.m. (no class March 21)
LEISR-0070-001, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Apartment Search and Independent Living Skills

The goal for most young adults is to live as independently as possible and master the skills to do so successfully.  Learn how to plan an apartment search process and organize your household through scheduling.  Heath and safety issues are address, as well as understanding how to accomplish daily errands.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 to April 12
3:30 to 5 p.m. (no class March 22)
LEISR-0070-002, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Child Development and Child Care Skills

Explore the developmental stages of childhood from birth to teens with tips and skills for communication, discipline and child-raising theories. 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 to April 13
1:30 to 3 p.m. (no class March 23)
LEISR-0070-003, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn


Contact us!

For more information, contact Continuing Education at or (630) 942-2208.

Partner Organization

Autismerica is an organization for students with autism and their parents. Each month, Autismerica explores a different aspect of college success for students. There's social time, too, with pool, ping pong, chess, checkers and video games. Parents are also given an opportunity to connect with each other. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. All are welcome. For more information, contact Michael Duggan at (630) 942-2845 or email


Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785