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CORE Program for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

CORE Program for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Discover HCC's unique adult program serving students with special needs.

Students attending Community Opportunities for Recreation and Enrichment (CORE) experience opportunities for learning that address their specific interests and needs as well as offer an age-appropriate, nurturing environment where they can participate with other members of the college. The program operates year-round on Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Students participate in a variety of life-skill and educational enrichment activities on the campus. Cost: $375 per month (includes $250 in fees*).

  • CORE Program Objectives

    The objectives of CORE are to:

    • Develop and practice math, reading, and vocational skills
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of fitness and healthy behaviors
    • Utilize appropriate communication, social, and advocacy skills
    • Participate in various fitness activities
  • CORE Program Activities

    The below activities are designed to increase self-esteem and enhance skills needed for independence and promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

    • Mondays and Wednesdays: Focus on English language activities. On Wednesdays, students may go to the Fitness Center on campus and play basketball. 
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Focus on math activities.
    • Fridays: Students enjoy a movie, use the game room, or choose another activity as a group. Weather permitting, students take a brief walk every day to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    Students' participation in the broad range of activities provides opportunities for them to continually develop and use skills learned in a variety of college settings. Students participate in activities on all parts of the campus, such as athletic events, gallery exhibits, and guest speakers.


If you would like additional information or to schedule a visit, please contact Sheryl Gold at 443-518-4841 or e-mail

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