Community Education Programs

Links to Community Education Programs by county: 

Brainerd Public Schools Community Education
Insight for Adults with Disabilities
(218) 454-6924

Hastings Community Education Adults with Disabilities
Club Happenings provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy activities designed especially for them.
(651) 480-7670

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools
Opening Doors for Adults with Disabilities
(320) 543-4670

Mankato Community Education and Recreation Adults with Disabilities ACCESS
The program promotes growth and life enrichment for people with disabilities through cooperative community efforts, while allowing individuals to participate as fully and independently as possible in all Community Education and Recreation programs, activities and events.
(507) 387-5501

Occupational Skills Diploma Program (OSP) Central Lakes College – Brainerd
OSP is a nine month, technical college diploma designed for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities, focusing on entry level employment.
(218) 855-8000

Project Able – Northfield Public Schools Project
ABLE (Achieving a Better Life through Education) provides social, recreational, and educational programming to adults with differential cognitive, physical and social abilities. The program is operated as a consortium between Northfield Public Schools and Faribault Public Schools.
(507) 664-3649

Rochester Community Education Adults with Exceptional Abilities
Offers adaptive classes and activities for adults with disabilities, from cooking, crafts, fitness and music.
(507) 328-4000

St. Cloud Community Education District 742 Project Challenge – Adults with Special Needs
Provides specially designed community education programs for anyone 16 years of age or older with a disability. We aspire to provide classes that foster independence and personal growth, teach basic living skills, as well as opportunities to spend time with friends by offering recreational and social opportunities. Also provides accommodations to persons with disabilities to enable all to participate in traditional Community Education classes. (320) 257-3822

St. Croix River Education District We ‘R’ Able
Serving adults with disabilities ages 14 and up (and the general public) in the school districts of Pine City, Rush City, North Branch, and Chisago Lakes.
(320) 358-1201

Job and Social Skills Training

Access North
Center for Independent Living of Northern Minnesota.  Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Virginia, Duluth, Brainerd/Aitkin/Walker

Becker County Developmental Achievement Center 
Provides employment and training for independent living for adults with developmental disabilities.
900 East Central
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
Becker County Developmental Achievement Center

Becker County Human Services 
Provides services to adults with developmental disabilities to promote self sufficiency, independence and community integration.

Mankato – Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP)
Education, recreation and healthy living opportunities for those with disabilities.
929 North 4th Street
Mankato, MN, 56001-3324
(507) 387-5122

Mankato – SMILES Office
Provides a wide array of services that assist individuals with disabilities that live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and enjoy the same opportunities and choices as all persons.
709 S Front Street, Suite 7
Mankato, MN, 56001-3887
(507) 345-7139

Moorhead – The ARC Minnesota, Inc.
The Arc Minnesota provides information and assistance, personal advocacy, and public policy leadership.
810 4th Ave S, Suite 134
Moorhead, MN, 56560-2800 (218) 233-5949

Northern Cass Developmental Achievement Center
Developmental Achievement Center – Bemidji
Person-centered programs to assist participants achieve their full potential in independent living skills and work experience. Licensed day training and habilitation centers offer vocational training and community job placements, as well as recreational and social opportunities. Serving adults with in Beltrami, Northern Cass and surrounding counties.

Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living
Provides disability independent living services and community support.
2200 2nd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 285-1815

Creates opportunities for adults with disabilities to contribute to and connect with the community with employment services, life enrichment and recreational services.
(507) 281-6116
1808 3rd Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904

True Friends
A non-profit agency that creates unique educational, recreational and social opportunities for people of all ages with mental and physical developmental disabilities.
10509 – 108th Street NW
Annandale, MN 55302
(952) 852-0101
(800) 450-8376

Day training and habilitation day program for adults with developmental disabilities – programs may include help learning work and life skills, employment services, and support to stay safe and healthy.
WACOSA Business Office and Thrift Store
310 Sundial Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387
(320) 251-0087

Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living
Provides disability independent living services and community support.
902 E 2nd Street #311
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-1815