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 programs to help with reading, spelling and other skills. Participants also help to produce a monthly newsletter, called Sophie’s Gazette. They help to make editorial decisions on story content, conduct the interviews, write the articles, and take pictures for publication.
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.Explore
Culinary Arts Training
These courses 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.Explore
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.Explore
Developing communication skills is important. At SMSC a licensed speech/language pathologist assesses individual speech and language abilities and provides instruction and activities in small group settings.Explore
Our two-acre organic garden site includes a flourishing natural habitat; complete with ADA approved meandering pathways, contemplative spaces and opportunities to commune with nature. In addition, our gardens serve as a reality-based work training environment.Explore
In the 1970s, SMSC expanded its curriculum to offer its first art classes. Many students who had not been able to express themselves through traditional means were sharing their once hidden feelings through vibrant, original works of art on canvas, wood, glass and other media.Explore
Activity Center programs focus on the development and maintenance of the functional skills required for self-advocacy, community integration and employment.Explore
Adult Development Center
The goal of the Adult Development Center program is to offer a variety of opportunities, which aim at increasing the level of independence, as well as improve the overall “quality of life” for those we serve.Explore
The purpose of this program — which is offered on a consumer-to-staff ratio of 1:3 — is to increase consumers’ level of independence, and decrease their level of behaviors, while they are involved in work and other meaningful activities.Explore
This program is open to those aged 50 and over. Our primary focus is the promotion of an environment that is conducive to the discovery of recreational alternatives, the improvement of an individual’s leisure skills, and enhancement of the retirement experience for our senior population.Explore
Supported Employment services are aimed at finding competitive work in a community integrated work setting for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need ongoing support services to learn and perform the work.Explore