St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center provides a rich array of specializations to adults who have developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. While there are no cures for developmental disabilities, people with those cognitive disorders can still achieve personal and professional fulfillment. It is our mission at SMSC to empower our adult students to discover, experience and realize their full potential as members of the greater community.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Aquatics Program offers quality classes, year-round, to the general public and to our SMSC students. Swimming is an enjoyable social and/or recreational experience that also provides a broad spectrum of health benefits. Swimming promotes cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, range of motion, coordination, balance, flexibility and fun! We offer small group or private adaptive swim lessons for adults and children with special needs and adaptive swim team training. Our aquatic fitness program includes The Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Exercise Class and our own moderate intensity Aqua Fitness Class. These programs are open… Learn More>
Adaptive Computer Training
Our computer training program takes place in the Theresa & Edward O’Toole Foundation Adaptive Technology Computer Center in our Education Building. This innovative program trains adults with developmental disabilities to learn basic computer skills using adaptive technology equipment that meets each student’s individual need. Our students can work to earn certificates in the numeric keypad, calculator, typing, data entry, Windows XP basics, word processing basics and spreadsheet basics. After earning their certificates, they are awarded an overall Computer Literacy Certificate. Participants can also learn to navigate the Internet, set up and use email, and use a variety of… Learn More>
Culinary Arts Training
SMSC’s Culinary Arts Training program offers Food Handler Safety and Kitchen Safety courses that qualify students to prepare and serve daily meals. SMSC’s goal is to teach skills that will help students find employment opportunities in the food service industry. The newly remodelled on-campus snack bar is a popular place for both students and staff, offering delicious items prepared by students in the SMSC kitchen. The snack bar also gives students the opportunity to learn customer service and money handling skills. Learn More>
SMSC’s Employment Services Program is a community-based program that serves adults with developmental disabilities who are in the process of acquiring vocational skills, and generally need support and direction in obtaining and retaining employment. The program focuses on helping each individual to: determine career interests; develop and maintain vocational skills, aptitude and self-efficacy; obtain long-term, competitive employment that meets each indivdiual’s specific needs; and develop a career plan that utilizes the individual’s talents. We also offer a Supported Employment Program (Individual Placements are now full). This program is committed to providing quality employment services that… Learn More>