Independence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities (I-LEAD)
I-LEAD (Independence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities) is a Central Piedmont College and Career Readiness program that provides specialized education and transition courses for adults with a diagnosed intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, or other special learning need.
What You Will Learn
Learn skills for independent living, successful employment, and active participation in the community. I-LEAD courses help you improve your reading and writing, interpersonal skills, math and money management, consumer skills, community living, job success skills, government knowledge, and basic computer skills. Specialized transition programs, such as Project Search, help you gain real-life work experience through internships with local area employers.
Who Can Enroll
To be eligible for I-LEAD, you must:
- be 16 years or older
- be officially withdrawn from your last K-12 public, private, or home school
- have a documented diagnosis of an intellectual disability or traumatic brain injury
- have the ability to complete an assessment at an offered level
- have the ability to independently navigate campus