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High school no longer means an end of formal education. Most jobs require ongoing training. Technology changes life daily. New forms of recreation catch our interest. Each of these may require a return to the classroom for a workshop or class.

Community Adult Education Classes (through community colleges:
563-288-6001 (Muscatine Community College)
1-800-828-7322 (Southeastern Community College, Burlington)
A variety of community education classes are offered throughout the year at various locations. A schedule of classes is usually available by mail, through the local newspaper, or by calling the community college. These offerings are varied – in skill and interest level. A small fee is charged. No college credit is given, but instead people in the community are offered "lifelong learning skills".

Iowa COMPASS:
1-800-779-2001 (V)
1-887-686-0032 (TTY)
Toll free information by telephone for Iowans of all ages with disabilities of all kinds. This informationis free, confidential and comprehensive and may pertain to all types of services, supports, and advocacy.

Iowa Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation Services:
563-288-6094
Vocational evaluation, counseling, training and job placement. Assistive devices/modifications related to training, education, and employement.

Iowa Workforce Development:
Davenport (563) 445-3200 or Burlington (319) 753-1671
Job placement assistance, computerized job listings, work permits, resource center for help with resumes, proficiency testing in typing and data entry, labor market information.

Job Corps in Denison, Iowa and Ottumwa:
Phone: (563) 445-0656 in Davenport, or 1-800-932-2643
Vocational and educational training in a structured residential setting located in Denison, Iowa. Job training in many trades, college-credit coursework, GED or high school diploma classes, and job placement after graduation. Single parent program with Child Development Center also available.

Kirkwood Community College:
1-800-332-2055 (Cedar Rapids or Tipton Center)
A variety of vocational and transfer programs are offered, with certificates and Associate Degrees, to prepare students for many different careers. Kirkwood also offers extensive support services to students with disabilities, including the Skills Center and peer tutors. VITAL is a vocational program offered to secondary special education students who meet certain local district, IEP, and Kirkwood guidelines. Contact your IEP manager for more information.

Louisa County Extension Office:
1-319-523-2371
Offers agricultural, business, family, and 4-H program and resources.

Muscatine Art Center:
563-263-8282
A variety of art classes, demonstrations and speakers are available to the public.

Muscatine Center for Strategic Action (Centro Multicultural):
563-264-3278
Se ofrecen programas culturales. Hay anuncios en la presa local.
ESL classes offered, as well as a computer learning center.
321 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761

Muscatine Community College (Muscatine):
563-288-6000 or 1-800-351-4669
Transfer and Vocational Programs with certificates, diplomas and degrees offered. Services to those with special needs include peer tutors, study skills courses, counseling, job placement and career development programs. The Disability Service Provider (288-6013) may offer support for students experiencing barriers to success at MCC. Special education high school students with unmet vocational needs may qualify for the ACCESS Program through their IEP. Contact Catherine Petersen at 563-441-4355 or Michelle Wehr at 563-344-6292.

Muscatine County Extension:
563-263-5701 or 1-800-992-0894
Offers agricultural, business, family, and 4-H program and resources.

Muscatine YMCA:
563-263-9996
Fitness programs and Special Olympics.

Public Library:
563-263-3065
Check your local public library for a variety of programs, speakers, books, videos, and self-guided instruction.

Scott Community College: (Bettendorf)
toll free 1-888-336-3907
A variety of vocational and transfer programs are offered, with certificates, diplomas and degrees, to prepare students for many different careers. A number of support services are offered to students with disabilities upon request and documentation of need. Special education high school students with unmet vocational needs may qualify for the ACCESS Program through their IEP. Contact Catherine Petersen at 563-441-4355 or Michelle Wehr at 563-344-6292.

Southeastern Community College :
(Burlington) 1-800-828-7322 Ext. 8135
The college offers a wide variety of vocational and transfer programs, with certificates or associate (A.A.) degrees available. Peer counseling and support services available for students with disabilities. Contact the Special Needs Coordinator.

St. Ambrose University:
(563) 333-6161
A private university offering 4-year undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, as well as several graduate programs. The Services for Students with Disabilities Office provides a variety of support services (563-333-6275). Ambrose also offers a Summer Transition Program for students with disabilities.

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