Where the Learning Continues (WTLC)
Created in 2002, WTLC provides a post-high school educational experience for high functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities. The four-year program reinforces subjects learned in high school, like math and vocabulary, and further builds skills for independence. Students attend class Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 11 am on the WT campus during the fall and spring semesters. After completing 8 semesters students participate in the WTAMU commencement ceremonies earning a certificate of completion.
The cost for each semester is $1500. Prospective students and parents are encouraged to visit the program prior to the application and interview process so they can determine whether the program is right for the student. It also gives the instructor an opportunity to observe their level of independence and their ability to work within a group setting.
Applications for the fall semester are due May 1; applications for the spring are due November 1. A selection committee composed of the WTLC instructor, two current or former student parents, a representative of the Office of Continuing Education and the Vice President for Academic Affairs interview the applicant and parent(s)/guardian separately and together. The committee assesses communication skills, level of interest and independence.
For more information, call the Office of Continuing Education at (806) 651-2037.