Programs for Adults with Disabilities (AWD) are one of program areas under the California Adult Education Program (CAEP). Examples of CAEP supported AWD programs in our consortium include the Independence Network and Skills Plus programs at Santa Clara Adult School.
In addition of the above mentioned programs designed specifically for Adults with Disabilities, SBCAE members serve many students with learning disabilities across their program areas. To support these students and build our faculty and staff’s capacity to serve students with a variety of learning disabilities, the SBCAE is one of the first consortia in the state to have established a position for an Adults with Disabilities Specialist, specifically to work with adult education students.
AWD FACULTY WORK GROUP
One of four SBCAE Faculty Work Groups, the AWD Faculty Work Group advances the implementation of the Three Year and Annual Plan, as it relates to Adults with Disabilities. These faculty members are passionate about addressing the varied assessments, accommodations, and instructional services that can support all adults achieving their instructional goals. Education for adults with disabilities ranges from quality of life outcomes, to College and Career Readiness.
Current Year Activities, aligned with project 6 in the 2020-2021 work plan include:
- Increasing opportunities for learning disability assessment and accommodations for students enrolled in adult education, particularly High School Diploma/Equivalency students.
- Develop recommendations for AWD specialist position
2022-2023 AWD Faculty Work Group members
|Daya Sanchez||Santa Clara Adult Education||Linda Park||Campbell Adult Education|
|Mary Denham||San Jose City College||Debra Williams||Mission College|
|Yvonne Washington||Silicon Valley Adult Education||Edina Rutland||San José City College|
|West Valley College||Margarita Ortiz
|Campbell Adult Education|
|Cheryl Miller||West Valley College||Vacant||Milpitas Adult Education|
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