The Autism Society of North Carolina Onslow Chapter is making great things happen for students at Coastal Carolina Community College

 

The Autism Society of North Carolina Onslow Chapter has donated $3,000 to the Career and Life Skills Program at Coastal Carolina Community College. 

Jacksonville – The Autism Society of North Carolina Onslow Chapter has made a generous donation to help make an education possible for all students on the autism spectrum enrolled in Coastal Carolina Community College Career and Life Skills Program.

“We are grateful for this generous gift. The Autism Society of North Carolina Onslow Chapter is truly a trendsetter.  Through this donation, the Career and Life Skills Program will be purchasing and implementing the use of career kits. These kits by Education Associates, the developer of Project Discovery, are the leading comprehensive career education, job preparation and life skills programs for all learners, including those with diverse needs. Education Associates empowers educators and workforce development leaders to help all students realize their potential. The career kits are the only hands-on curriculum specifically designed for students who have moderate to severe cognitive disabilities, including those with autism, to explore more than 100 entry-level jobs. Project Discovery allows learners to experience and develop real-life job skills with actual tasks and real job tools. Participants learn by doing with dynamic hands-on programs that develop and enhance their opportunities in the workforce, said Michelle Hall, Director, College and Career Readiness and Academic Studies Center.

Ms. Hall continued, “The use of career kits, along with contextualized instruction, project based learning and collaborating with local businesses and Coastal Carolina Continuing Education programs will help us create an exceptional post-secondary experience for students who would never had the opportunity.”

“Our Onslow Chapter is so very excited to announce another partnership with the Coastal Carolina Community College by investing in the Career and Life Skills program,” said Marina Jorge, ASNC Onslow Director. “Our chapter strives to create opportunities for our local autism community to empower them to reach their full potential!”

For over 45 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC is a statewide organization, supporting North Carolinians affected by autism.  Every dollar that the group raises stays within North Carolina, helping people who live and work in local communities.

The organization works directly to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education, and direct services.  For more information visit, http://www.autismsociety-nc.org/.

The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, the college. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants.

For information on giving to the Foundation, contact Krystal Phillips, executive director of the CCCC Foundation, 910.938.6234 or phillipsk@coastalcarolina.edu.

For more information on Coastal Carolina Community College, visit www.coastalcarolina.edu.