You can register now for this new 8 week course with Digitability at the Ruttenberg Autism Center

Introducing the New Digitability Work-Ready Program at Ruttenberg Autism Center

Ruttenberg Autism Center is now accepting registrations for adolescents and adults for this 8-week course with Digitability

Today, more than 70% of people with cognitive disabilities are unemployed. Researchers use the term, "the cliff," to denote the drop-off of services to support people through their transition to our tech-driven economy. Ruttenberg and Digitability are working together to change that.

Why Ruttenberg is taking action with Digitability

To help reverse the trend of joblessness and the skills gap among people with cognitive disabilities, Ruttenberg Autism Center in Blue Bell, PA is offering an 8-week work-ready course using the Digitability program. The program begins on October 3, 2017.

To learn more about registration fill out the form on the side -- no credit card or payment is required to begin the process.

Digitability is the #1 pre-employment transition program that develops a person's interests into marketable skills for a variety of job types, while simultaneously building social and emotional capacity for the workplace.

See Digitability's work-ready program used in the classroom

As you'll see, each student has a unique set of cognitive and behavioral needs. In the words of special education teacher, Dawn Geiger, "Digitability has something for every single one of my students."

Click Here to See Program Details Like Cost and Location

About Digitability's Work-ready Program at Ruttenberg Autism Center

Social skills, problem solving and self-advocacy do not happen in a silo; therefore they can not be taught in one. Digitability's award-winning program streamlines all of the necessary academic, social/emotional and vocational skills training needed for work-readiness and independence.

Digitability Work-ready Program Part I

The goal of the first stage is for participants to become proficient in using technology to obtain information and connect with others socially and professionally online and offline.

Participants who complete Part 1 of this program will complete their first professional skill-based portfolio piece by collaborating within a workplace simulation to plan a website. All participants will practice the necessary routines for workplace communication and problem-solving.

Individuals who participate in the Digitability program run the gamut; therefore, to create an inclusive environment, all of our resources are extensively differentiated to support a very wide range of learning and behavior profiles from adolescence into adulthood. Our unique model provides the necessary structure to promote generalization of skills that truly translate into independence.

Every student will have a role to play in the Digitability work-simulation.

Digitability Work-ready Program Details

Who the program is for: adolescents and adults

Who can register: participants or the parent/legal guardian of a participant

Registration deadline: Monday, September 22, 2017 [space is limited; if space is available registrations may be accepted after the deadline]

Program start date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Program duration: 1 hour sessions will begin at 2:00PM every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 weeks [additional times may be added to meet the needs of the participants]

All sessions will be held at:

Ruttenberg Center for Autism

1740 Walton Road, 1st Floor,

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Learn more about Ruttenberg Autism Center: http://www.ruttenberg.com/

Program cost: $880 ($55 per session). 50% due at registration; balance due prior to start on October 3rd

Have questions about registering for the program?

For questions about the program please contact Roxanne Campbell at rcampbell@ruttenberg.com or (484) 567-4725.

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Josh Bornstein

Director of Special Projects, Union County Educational Services Commission

"The Digitability curriculum is uniquely suited for our programs serving transition-age students. It addresses prerequisite skills related to employability and independent living -- and all in the context of preparing our students to be responsible and informed digital citizens."
 
"I was extremely impressed by the quality of the professional development that was provided as part of the implementation of Digitability. Often training involving new online instructional platforms is too focused on the technical aspects of the software. Michele McKeone's approach to our PD session was instead focused on the successful delivery of the curriculum including modeling important practices such as differentiated instruction, prompting, and positive reinforcement. While my teacher learned how to facilitate Digitability, she was also exposed to a sound refresher covering key research-based approaches to teaching student with Autism and other special needs."

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Alton Strange

Transition Coordinator, School District of Philadelphia

"Digitability combines skill enhancement and real world applications that assist students with learning how to understand, interact, and develop the tools to find their voice in this world."

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Patrick Timony

Adaptive Technology Librarian, DC Public Library

"Digitability is impressive and very useful for students with and without disabilities learning to use technology in the classroom."

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Dennis Morgan

Executive Director for Educational Services, Bancroft

I also have a vested interest in ensuring that our students are fully equipped to live their lives fully and safely in this digital age. ... Digitability helps facilitate that inclusiveness for people of varied abilities, including those on the autism spectrum, in a way no other technology-based business does.

Jane Cordero, M. Ed.

Autistic Support Teacher, High School Transition Coordinator

Digitability reminds me to use the correct terminology when teaching skill development.

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