Durham Tech offers the Adult Basic Education First Step program (formerly Compensatory Education) courses free of charge for adults 18 years of age and older with developmental disabilities. The Adult Basic Education First Step program has a specific curriculum, and computer-aided instruction is available in all classrooms. To be eligible to participate in the program, an individual must be diagnosed with an intellectual disability or function on an equivalent level as a result of a head injury. Preregistration is required for all courses. For more information about course content, registration, or placement into classes, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3104.
Eligibility and Requirements
To be eligible to participate in the Adult Basic Education First Step program, an individual must be 18 years old and must be diagnosed with an intellectual disability or function on an equivalent level resulting from a head injury.
To enroll in the Adult Basic Education First Step Education program, the following information is needed:
- Documentation of an intellectual disability or traumatic brain injury, signed by a physician, licensed psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.
- Completion of the admissions process, which includes assessment and orientation.
- Case manager’s data form and emergency contact information.
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