Our mission is to empower individuals to live, learn, work, and participate in the social fabric of our community. We believe, given the opportunity and proper support, all individuals can achieve academic success, successful careers, and personal growth.
The Challenge Program
These unique open enrollment courses for adults with developmental disabilities are designed to help students function more independently in their homes, at work, and in the community. Learn more about the Challenge Program.
Graduate Transition Program (GTP)
GTP offers students with developmental disabilities a unique post-secondary opportunity to further their formal education. The objective of this two-year program is to enable students, while in a supportive college environment to transition to greater independent living through developmentally appropriate educational, vocational, and life-skill services. Learn more about the Graduate Transition Program.
Joan Karasik Resource Fair
For Teens and Adults with Disabilities
Sunday March 26, 2023. Exhibits from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Montgomery College, Rockville Campus. In the PE building and the Campus Center Cafeteria. Free parking & admission. No registration needed.
All in one place! State Agencies, non-profits, and service providers. Learn about job coaching, benefits, recreation and greater independence! Printable flyer for Joan Karasik Resource Fair (PDF, ) .
Driver Education with Additional Supports
Students have the opportunity to take driver education. The course is the same MVA curriculum as the regular course, except with additional support such as instruction by a certified MSDE special education educator, smaller classes, extra time for quizzes and tests, and more. Learn more about Driver Ed with Additional Supports.
Transitions Training for Independence (TTI)
A partnership with Transition Services Unit, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Montgomery College, WDCE Developmental Education/Workforce Access.
The Transitions Training for Independence classes are designed to provide students, ages 19 to 20, enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools an opportunity to complete their public education on the college campus. Students continue to address their individual goals and develop lifelong learning routines in an academic setting with their same age peers. This program is offered on the Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses of Montgomery College.
To learn more about Transitions Training for Independence, read the TTI brochure (PDF, ) .
Challenge and GTP Programs, Faculty and Staff Awards
The Challenge and GTP Programs have an outstanding reputation, excellent faculty and staff, and have earned some well deserved awards of excellence. Learn more about the awards bestowed upon our faculty and staff.