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Community and Internet Resources

Education: Continuing Education

Mid-Atlantic States Region
State Listings:   CA / KY / MD / MA / PA    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


GCF Global Learning provides free computer and career training. They offer free on-line, self-paced and instructor-led courses on computer and Internet functions. They also provide a free on-line curriculum that assists in the development of basic computer and Internet skills as well as offers instruction on the Microsoft Office suite of programs such as Word, Excel and Access. Visit their website for more information.

Virtual University, based in California, offers a unique on-line learning community in which individuals can take part in a number of interesting non-credit classes. Such classes offer instruction on accessing and utilizing the Internet, writing and the arts, business and finance, mind, body and soul, as well as various "explore your world" topics. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors and are offered per semester basis. A fee of $15 is collected prior to enrollment for each semester. Classes are intended to offer continuing adult education and may not necessarily fulfill general education requirements for a college degree.

Middle Atlantic States Region

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., serving students in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, focuses on one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction for pre-K through college-age students and adults in over 50 subjects. Traditional subjects like English, reading, math and science are the fundamentals, but the company also offers instruction in areas such as computer science, piano, voice and art, college-level courses, and foreign languages. In addition, Back to Basics serves learning disabled, hearing and visually impaired, ADHD, homebound and home schooled students. For more information, call (302) 594-0754 or write to Back To Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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State Listings


Foothill College Adaptive Learning Division, located in Los Altos Hills, California, offers courses and services on campus and in the community designed to help people with physical, developmental, communication, and learning disabilities. Study programs include a 12-month transition to work program, a variety of community based classes, an adaptive physical education class and more. They also offer a number of on-campus support services including a disability resource center and a computer access center, which provides instruction and support in the use of adaptive computer technology for students with disabilities. For more information, call (650) 949-7332 (Voice) or (650) 948-6025 (TDD).

San Diego Centers for Education and Technology offers a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities for adults interested in meeting their educational and vocational goals. Courses cover such subject areas as career training, computer training, business, consumer science, physical education, personal enrichment in art, drama, music, dance, sewing or cooking and much more. They also offer basic adult education and courses for older adults. Additionally, student with disabilities can obtain support services from their Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS). Visit their website for more information.


Stewart Home School, a private, for profit corporation located in Frankfort, Kentucky, offers individualized academic, pre-academic, arts and recreation, vocational, pre-vocational, social and employment programs for children and adults with disabilities. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the campus life, with various sports and recreational activities offered throughout the academic year. Year-round programming includes academics, speech therapy, computers, arts, weaving, music, social skills training, vocational training and placement, home economics, physical education and fitness training. For admissions information, call (502) 227-4821.


Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center collects and disseminates information, resources and data about literacy to adult literacy providers and support groups throughout the state. The Center's lending library contains a collection of materials covering ABE, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Correctional Education, Employability Skills, Family Literacy, GED, Homeless Literacy, Learning Disabled Adults, Life Skills, Math, Pre-GED, Reading, School-to-Work, and Workplace Literacy. Their website features a listing of local adult education programs and classes as well as numerous other adult education resources.


Cape Cod Community College offers Project Forward, a non-credit certificate program aimed at educating individuals with severe learning disabilities and cognitive impairments. The program focuses on developing vocational skills, communication skills, self-awareness and self-advocacy skills, relationship skills and responsibility. Instruction takes place in the classroom and through other various on-site training activities. For more information, call (508) 362-2131, ext. 4763.


Camphill Soltane fosters independence for young adults with developmental disabilities aged 18 to 25 years. Education is offered in both a community and classroom environment. Classroom instruction covers such subjects as language, arts, history, astronomy, earth sciences, horticulture and reading and writing. Classroom instruction is enhanced by activities in life-skills training. They also offer an opportunity for skills assessment, job coaching, job placement and training in local corporations. For more information, call (866) 469-0933 or e-mail information@camphillsoltane.org.

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