current course schedule

Non Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
St. Louis, MO
Permit No. 4372
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Address Service Requested
Addresses for Continuing Education Class Sites:
Paraquad – 5240 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Hazelwood Community Center – 1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042
Webster Groves High School – 100 Selma Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Metro Call-A-Ride: (314) 652-2600
St. Louis Office for Developmental
Disability Resources
Continuing Education
Class Schedule Spring 2015
Classes begin the week of February 2, 2015
Classes end the week of April 20, 2015
5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4317 or (314) 289-4318
Paraquad’s Continuing Education Program is part of an accredited, not-for-profit agency that does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.
Spring 2015: How to Enroll
Students who have never taken a class through Continuing
Education or who have not taken a class in 12 months can
pre-register (program intake and signing of all documents)
from January 6 - January 16.
Intake Meeting
Continuing Education
Meeting will include signing of
paperwork and discussion of
rights and responsibilities of
participants of this program.
Completing an intake does
NOT guarantee enrollment in
a class. You MUST call back
and speak to CE staff during
open registration
staff will schedule intake
meeting at Paraquad.
Bring ID, Social Security
card, PCP and CIMOR
(diagnosis documentation).
Legal guardian, if different
than participant,
must be present.
Call (314) 289-4200
between 8:30 a.m. and
4 p.m. Monday-Friday and
speak with an Information
and Referral staff member.
runs from January 19 - January 23.
Call (314) 289-4317 or (314) 289-4318
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday
and speak with a staff member. You cannot
leave a message to register.
January 23. No exceptions.
Classes begin the week of February 2
and conclude the week of April 20.
If you are assisting an individual with registration for class(es), we strongly encourage the individual to contact us. Paraquad
is a Center for Independent Living. We would like for students to learn to advocate for themselves. If you are calling from
another agency and have several interested individuals, we welcome your support throughout the registration process. We will
make every attempt to serve as many interested individuals as possible, with your assistance.
Other Things You Need to Know
Transportation: LIMITED TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE. Transportation is NOT guaranteed. Before you request
transportation, please try to find an alternative way to get to class (e.g., a friend, family member, neighbor, bus or Call-A-Ride).
Arrangements and requests are first-come, first-served and based on routing, previous transportation records and attendance. You
MUST request transportation with a staff member during registration. A staff member will contact you before classes start to notify
you if you will NOT be receiving transportation. AFTER REGISTRATION HAS ENDED, call the Transportation Department
for pick-up times at (314) 289-4276 or (314) 289-4274. Students are required to review the transportation policy.
Dropping a Class: If you decide not to attend the class in which you have enrolled, you must notify the Continuing
Education staff immediately to be officially dropped from the class.
Accommodations: If you need adaptive equipment, an interpreter or class materials in large print, you must notify staff at the
time of registration.
Support Staff: If a participant receives 24-hour residential support, staff must accompany the student to class.
Respect for Staff and Students: All students, staff and family are expected to respect the teachers and Continuing Education
staff. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Continuing Education Classes
Spring 2015
Monday (February 2 - April 20)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hazelwood Community Center
1186 Teson Road • Hazelwood, MO 63042
Healthy Living: Topics covered include low-impact exercises, nutrition on the go and stress management techniques that can
be applied at home, work or in the community.
Managing Your Money: Topics covered include learning/reviewing identification of coins and paper money, learning to
count money/make change, budgeting personal finances, learning to make complete transactions and understanding labeling/
Tuesday (February 3 - April 21)Paraquad
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
5240 Oakland Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63110
Computers: Topics covered include computer terms, keyboarding, using the Internet and Microsoft Word.
Healthy Job Habits: Topics covered include learning the importance of good health and personal appearance in getting and
keeping a job (e.g., grooming techniques, appropriate dress attire, attitudes, getting along with others, exercise and nutrition).
Healthy Relationships and Self-Esteem: Topics include developing appropriate relationships with your employers, coworkers
and in the community, learning resources to turn to when situations arise, sexual safety, circumstances surrounding decisionmaking in personal relationships and emotions and feelings that come with becoming older. This class is co-ed.
Improving Reading and Writing: Topics covered include learning ABCs/learning to write your name, basic word
identification, everyday reading and language used in the community and writing sentences and paragraphs.
Wednesday (February 4 - April 22)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Webster Groves High School
100 Selma Avenue • Webster Groves, MO 63119
Computers: Topics covered include computer terms, keyboarding, using the Internet and Microsoft Word.
Cooking: Topics covered include menu planning, measurements, kitchen safety, basic cooking skills (e.g., using stovetop, oven
and microwave).
Thursday (February 5 - April 23)Paraquad
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
5240 Oakland Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63110
Driver’s Education: Topics covered include rules of the road and the Missouri Driver Guide.
Everyday Numbers: Topics covered include telling time, measuring ingredients while cooking, counting money and
determining distances.
Planning Your Apartment: Topics covered include advocacy for independent living, budgeting, determining household needs
and home safety.
Reading Comprehension: Topics covered include story elements, grammar and applying comprehension to real-life situations.