Technology & Learning Center
"Enabling individuals to become part of their community."
DCO's Technology & Learning Center (TLC) is nationally accredited by CARF and provides a variety of learning opportunities both in the center and in the community. The program design is similar to a college class schedule with classes changing every four months and individuals choosing their classes. Six Instructors develop daily lesson plans, set up assigned labs, and obtain necessary materials/equipment identified through the course outline.
Instructors research and develop daily lesson plans based on individuals Personal Plans, interests and outcomes. Program areas include domestic activities, communication, socialization and functional academics with emphasis on accessing and using recreational activities/facilities, health/medical resources, and public agencies.
Who Can Attend?
Any individual who is over 16 years of age, no longer in school and meets the criteria for developmental disabilities, or any individual referred by a multidisciplinary team with recommendation for community training.
Referrals and support from the Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities Springfield Office or Private Pay.
The Program Has Several Components:
- Center & Community Classes
- Community Volunteer Opportunities
- Personal Assistant
- Pre-Vocational Classes in the community
- Employment Training Skills
Admission to any DCO program, service or staff position will not be denied due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, military status or disability.