Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shepherds College Offers Postsecondary Education Programs for People with Autism and Other Disabilities

Shepherds College, located in Union Grove, WI, is a three-year postsecondary educational program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Its stated mission is to "educate and train students with intellectual disabilities by equipping them with Appropriate Independence and inspiring a lasting awareness of God's plan for their lives." Shepherds College defines Appropriate Independence as "supported self-sufficiency that is aligned with the strengths of each individual and guided by Christian values."

Students at Shepherds College receive education, skills training and support that is designed to help them reach their full potential and live as independently as possible. Shepherds College offers programs in Culinary Arts and Horticultural Studies, along with curricula in Functional Academic Skills, Mobility Skills, Spiritual Life, Daily Living Skills and Social/Emotional Skills. Students work with LifeCoaches to and participate in a variety of activities to enhance their personal and spiritual development.

For additional information or to request an information packet, contact Chris Wright, Director of Admissions, at (262) 878-6351 or

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