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Mt San Antonio College School of Continuing Education offers specialized courses designed to promote the development of independent living and employment skills of individuals with intellectual disabilities through our IMPACT Program. Here our classes will provide students with the skills they need to transition into more independent living and working environments in the community and college courses. IMPACT is currently developing a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for employment, living independently, participating in college life, and community involvement.

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      • About Impace Program IconAbout IMPACT
         The School of Continuing Education's (SCE) *IMPACT Program provides education for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and other developmental disabilities (DD). A comprehensive curriculum is under development to prepare students for employment, living independently, participating in college life, and becoming more independent in the community. The College campus and surrounding community provide a rich environment for instruction and skill development. IMPACT enables students with ID/DD to attend college and maximize their potential for integration into the mainstream of society.

        * (Independent living skills, Mobility training, Physical health and well-being, Advocacy for self, College career and job readiness skills, and Technology training)
      • About Us IconOur Purpose
        Our Purpose:
        • To provide a coordinated instructional program designed to help students develop their social, personal, academic, vocational, and independent living skills.
        • To provide an inclusive, structured environment that enables individuals with ID/DD to develop and manage appropriate patterns of behavior within a social and vocational context.
        • To develop a person-centered educational and vocational plan by assessing the interests, needs, and capabilities of each participant.
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        IMPACT Courses:

        Schedule of Classes
          • Health and Fitness Skills

            ACCS ILHFS Independent Living Skills - Health and Fitness Skills

            Course Description: Healthy living for people with intellectual disabilities, including diet, nutrition, disease prevention, and application of physical fitness principles for health.

          • Memory Building Skills

            ACCS MBS Independent Living Skills – Memory Building Skills

            Course Description: Memory building skills for students with developmental disabilities.

          • Consumer Skills

            ACCS ILCS Independent Living Skills - Consumer Skills

            Course Description: Basic consumer skills for students with intellectual disabilities to improve independent living.

          • Money Skills

            ACCS ILMS Independent Living Skills - Money Skills

            Course Description: Basic money skills necessary for performing accurate money exchange. Including currency identification, values of currency, and basic currency counting.

          • Lifelong Learning for the Special Needs Population

            DSPS ELL01 Lifelong Learning for the Special Needs Population

            Course Description: Educational activities for special needs students emphasizing physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skill development.

          • Introduction to Banking for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

            ACCS IBSID Introduction to Banking for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

            Basic Banking for students with intellectual disabilities including writing and depositing checks and balancing account

          • Basic Budgeting and Money Management

            ACCS ILSBB Independent Living Skills - Basic Budgeting and Money Management

            Build independent living skills through personal basic money management and budgeting.

          • Interacting with Emergency Personnel and Authorities

            DSPS IAEP Interacting with Emergency Personnel and Authorities

            Prepares students with disabilities to interact with emergency personnel including law enforcement. Overview of the criminal justice system and reporting victimization.

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        What is the Education for Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT) Program?
        The Education for Adults with Disabilities Program provides noncredit instruction as a part of the Mt. San Antonio College School of Continuing Education.


        Where is the Education for Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT) Program located?
        The administrative office of the Education for Adults with Disabilities Program is located on the Mt. SAC campus in Building 40, room 109. Classes are held both on and off campus throughout the community.

        Who teaches Education for Adults Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT) Program classes?
        There are over 10 faculty members assigned to the IMPACT Program. To ensure the best quality of education, all instructors are highly qualified and meet the minimum qualifications required by Title 5 of California Education Code.

        When do classes begin?
        Classes are offered in four regular terms a year:

        •  Fall (August through December)
        • Winter (January through February)
        • Spring (February through June)
        • Summer (June through mid-August)
        • Specific start dates for each term can be found in the Noncredit Schedule of Classes

        Where can I get a schedule?
        • Class schedules are available free of charge at local libraries, senior centers and the College. Schedules are also available online at https://www.mtsac.edu/schedule.


        Can I access information about current Education for Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT) Program classes over the Internet?
        Yes.
        • Go to https://www.mtsac.edu/schedule/.
        • Click on the relevant term: Fall, Spring, Winter, or Summer
        • Scroll to the class index list to Education for Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT)Program
        • Click on Education for Adults with Disabilities Program for the listing of IMPACT classes

        Where can I send a suggestion for a new class?

        • Please mail or e-mail your suggestion to the IMPACT office:
        • 1100 North Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789
          IMPACT@mtsac.edu

        If I enroll in a class, does this make me a college student?

        • Yes, you are an official college student by enrolling in any Education for Adults with Disabilities (IMPACT) Program class
      • IMPACT facultyFaculty
        Instructor Email
        Beltran, JoAnne jbeltran66@mtsac.edu
        Cardona, Yasmin ycardona3@mtsac.edu
        Cena, Alexi acena1@mtsac.edu
        Espinoza, Laura lespinozarodriguez@mtsac.edu
        Guidel, Elizabeth eguidel@mtsac.edu
        Lee, ZaNyaa zlee1@mtsac.edu
        Ndiraangu-Mwathi, Agnes andirangu@mtsac.edu
        Ramirez, Briseida bramirezcatalan@mtsac.edu
        Reyes, Breanne M

        breyes31@mtsac.edu

        Stroebel, Susan sstroebel@mtsac.edu
        Zapata, Kristine kzapata5@mtsac.edu

Our Staff

Name Position
Sage Overoye Director, Education for Older Adults Program and Adults with Disabilities Program
Sabeena Soni Administrative Specialist
Education for Adults with Disabilities

Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Building 40 Room 109
909-274-4192
impact@mtsac.edu
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