Classes & Learning Opportunities
Community Education Center
Learning is FUN! Learn how to cook, ride the bus, manage your budget, make healthy snacks, learn safe on-line practices, meet new friends, and so much more! Now offering a limited virtual schedule during the pandemic. Contact Robin to register for these special addition classes, ask questions, or to be added to email notifications.
Pathway’s Community Education Center offers several classes throughout the year. Classes are typically 12-week courses and cover a variety of topics, including:
Relationships and Dating (RAD) rests on a foundation of positive and healthy sexuality across the life span. This 12-week curriculum also addresses physical development, body image, self-esteem, and social skills. At the end of the session participants are invited to a “mixer” event (open to other like-minded individuals in the community) to celebrate all they have learned and to have the opportunity to meet new people.
Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination focuses on self-advocacy, achieving greater independence, and learning to assert oneself within the community. More specifically, this course will discuss communication styles, active listening, rules, rights and responsibilities, voting, life after high school, as well as understanding the IDEA and ADA law and how to shape it by participating in local and statewide groups. Activities include meeting your representative(s), procuring a voter’s registration card, and how to participate in State and local advocacy activities and agencies.
Skills for Living is designed to enhance an individual’s current abilities, as well as to assist in obtaining new skills. Maximize independence and self-esteem through practical lessons based on needs and real life experiences. Instruction will be provided through hands-on presentation, role playing, videos and assessments.
Employment Skills is designed to assist an individual with gaining the skills he/she needs to obtain integrated employment. Pathway uses a person-centered approach during a 12-week comprehensive curriculum specifically designed for adults who want to go to work. Sample class topics include dressing appropriately for an interview, searching for job openings online, managing transportation to and from work, budgeting paychecks, etc.
Ongoing classes at Pathway’s Community Education Center also include Cooking/Nutrition, Gardening, Public Transportation, Budgeting, and more. Click here to view our current schedule.
Click to download the class Registration Form . Please contact Pathway’s Director of Employment and Community Education Services for additional information, 541-973-2728.
How to Apply for Services
Contact Jackson County Developmental Disabilities Services for eligibility determination.
Health and Human Services
140 S. Holly Street
Medford, Oregon 97501