We create a college experience for alternate learners.
The SLC is a community program which enables alternate learners to participate in a rewarding college experience. We welcome students of varying abilities such as individuals with visual or hearing impairment, spinal cord injuries, Down syndrome, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, speech and language disabilities, disabled veterans and stroke survivors. The SLC does not just serve individuals with developmental disabilities, but all students interested in continuing their education within the community. OPWDD eligibility not required. Learn about the positive, social classroom environment at SLC.
Four Basic Principles
These four basic principles are the foundation of our educational program:
Everybody has the capacity to learn.
Learning continues throughout life, without stopping.
Through learning, people continue to grow, develop and flourish.
The most effective learning requires the best teachers with thoughtfully developed courses, held in a respectful, supportive and stimulating environment.
Clary Garden is a non profit organization founded by SLC co-founders, Sheri Cappello and Melinda Placanica. Through fundraising, its mission is to provide students the means to accomplish their educational goals.