Explore Post Secondary Education with SJC

Exploration Day, June 21

Learn about the new Integrated Studies Program we’re exploring. This 2-4 year, non-degree certificate program will be designed for students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-26, who have completed their high school experience (with a certificate or diploma) and now wish to pursue inclusive higher education.

Students greet each other at orientation
Sebago lake
Student in her dorm room

The day will feature workshops and activities and is open to students with intellectual disabilities, their families, teachers, education-techs, case managers, and more. Students will receive an SJC t-shirt; parents and professionals will receive packets with resources as well as contact hours certificates. A lakeside picnic lunch will be provided for attendees.

The day will be broken into three tracks: professional, parent, and student.

Professional Track

  • Preparing Students for a Post Secondary College Program
    •  IEP goals for Post-Secondary prep, fading supports, etc.
  • Technology for Transition

Parent Track

  • Preparing Students and Families for a Post Secondary College Program
    • What dreams do we have for our children? What dreams do they have for themselves? How can we best support them, and prepare them for the Post-Secondary world? What skills do they need? How is post-secondary education different from K-12 education?
  • Navigating Transition and Adult Services

Student Track

Students will spend the morning in small groups with SJC students exploring campus through a fun filled scavenger hunt. Not only will they visit many of the key spots around campus, they’ll engage in activities themed around planning, goal setting and self-advocacy.


8-9 a.m. Arrival, check-in at Alfond Center

9-10 a.m. Introductions, Welcome Remarks, Keynote/presentation in Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall

10-11:15 a.m. Workshop #1

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop #2

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch/lawn games

1:30-2:30 p.m. Campus tour, listening session

Registration has closed for this event, but if you’d like more info about the program, please email jgreslick@sjcme.edu.