Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

EDUCATION

Academy for Adult Learning

Academy for Adult Learning Photos

The Academy for Adult Learning (AAL) was a 4-semester certificate program which provided students with intellectual disabilities an authentic college experience while developing vocational skills and career aspirations. Each student was matched with a mentor - a matriculated Temple student, and engaged in an on-campus internship.

The Academy for Adult Learning has been replaced by Leadership & Career Studies.

Meet the AAL Graduates



Academy students and mentors in action.

New students and new mentors learn several words in Paley Library using American Sign Language during their AAL orientation. Kendall, a new Academy student, asks: "What is this building?" The group signs: "library," "typing," "computer," "read," "quiet," and "book."



Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service