Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the skills needed to independently manage finances. Topics covered will include budgeting skills, check book skills, credit, loans, savings plans, and more.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: An opportunity to learn and practice the advocacy skills, and organize and manage college tasks and resources. Students will discuss Section 504 and its implementation for their lives as college students. Students will discuss organization, time management, and study skills that may assist with a successful transition from high school to college.

Requirements: Transition- age youth (17-24) with a disability who will be attending post-secondary education or training during the 2017-2018 school years.

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, July 11 – 25, from 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: Self Advocacy is the key to unlocking your success! This course is designed to assist young people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy, personal goal setting, disability awareness, disability rights/law and self- determination.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – July 31, from 2:30 -3:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: Learn the rules of the road and practice the information contained in the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. Test taking tips, information about available accommodations and practice tests will be provided.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (15-24) with a disability who are over 18 or have a certificate of enrollment (“Blue Card”) proving that the student completed MN DMV classroom instruction.

Dates/Times:   Mondays: June 11 – July 30 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Test Day: July 30th – From 12:15 – 2:15 there will be a review and at 2:15 p.m. the DMV will be administering the knowledge test at SEMCIL with ADA accommodations.

Cost: $15

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Description: This will explore the world of work, including workplace social skills and provide participants with the tools to obtain a job. This course will allow young people to discuss and learn about rules and expectations in the workplace.

The course will include:

  • The creation of a data sheet, cover letter and resume
  • Practice with interviewing skills, including appropriate body language and answering interview questions appropriately
  • How to make follow-up calls
  • Writing thank you letters
  • Discussion on workplace culture, social skills and workplace dynamics

Students will be given instruction in hygiene, conflict management, acceptance of feedback, hidden workplace culture, gossip, use of technology, basic do’s and don’ts in the work environment, communication and other necessary skills needed to obtain and maintain employment.

Requirements: Transition-age youth (16-24) with a disability

Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – August 2 from 12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Cost: $10

Questions please contact: Chanell Calhoun | Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell Calhoun 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will create a painters tape acrylic painting by using painters tape to block off parts of a canvas and painting in layers to create an abstract painting, words or design of their choice.

Fees: $15.00

Ages: 18 and up

Dates /Times: 3 weeks on Mondays; December 4th, 11th and 18th from 2:30-4:00

IL Plan: Collaborate with SEMCIL staff to meet the goals for this session.

Goal: Experience artistic expression and develop creative skills through hands-on participation in Art Class.

Registration is required.   View, fill-out and return the Registration Form with payment. Registration fee is due by October 1st, 2017.

Questions please contact:  Lori Pannkuk | Email: lorip@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Lori Pannkuk 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will learn how to create a beautiful, personalized wall hanging by hammering nails into a wooden pallet and threading string through and around each nail to make a colorful outline! Participants will have the option to spray paint their pallet as well.

Fees: $15.00

Ages: 18 and up

Dates /Times: 3 weeks on Mondays; Mondays, October 9th, 16th and 23rd from 2:30-4:00

IL Plan: Collaborate with SEMCIL staff to meet the goals for this session.

Goal: Experience artistic expression and develop creative skills through hands-on participation in Art Class.

Registration is required.   View, fill-out and return the Registration Form with payment. Registration fee is due by October 1st, 2017.

Questions please contact:  Lori Pannkuk | Email: lorip@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Lori Pannkuk 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Open to anyone with a disability, age 8 and up who is a MN resident and would like to ski or learn to ski.

You do not have to be a current SEMCIL consumer to participate.

All participants will be paired with trained skiers who will teach and assist participants.

Fees:   Participant Program Fees: $75.00/person paid to SEMCIL;  Participant lift tickets: $18.00/person each week paid to Coffee Mill each week

Dates / Times: Wednesdays, January 10th – February 28th from 6:00-9:00

*All dates are set, but may be canceled due to inclement weather (wind-chill, ice, snow, etc.).

All participants must register, please contact Amy Sixty

Questions please contact:  Amy Sixty | Email: amys@semcil.org | Phone: 507-421-5716 | Mail: Attn: Amy Sixty 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will spend 2 days per session baking and decorating Cake, Cupcakes or Cookies. Participants will learn about baking terms, equipment and utensils used in baking. Demonstrate proper selection of ingredients. Apply basic math skills to recipe conversion and learn proper measurement techniques.

Fees: $6 per two day session

Ages: 18 and up

Dates / Times: 2 Days, January 29th and 30th from 2:30-4:00

IL Plan: Collaborate with SEMCIL staff to meet the goals for this session.

Goal: Increase overall baking skills through hands-on participation in Baking Class. Increase comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience. Objective: Learn about/review kitchen safety. Increase ability to read/follow/understand recipes. Interact socially with SEMCIL staff and peers. Participate in the preparation and cleanup of class recipes.

Registration is required.   View, fill-out and return the Registration Form with payment. Registration fee is due by October 1st, 2017.

Questions please contact:  Lori Pannkuk | Email: lorip@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Lori Pannkuk 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will spend 2 days per session baking and decorating Cake, Cupcakes or Cookies. Participants will learn about baking terms, equipment and utensils used in baking. Demonstrate proper selection of ingredients. Apply basic math skills to recipe conversion and learn proper measurement techniques.

Fees: $6 per two day session

Ages: 18 and up

Dates / Times: 2 Days, December 5th and 6th from 2:30-4:00

IL Plan: Collaborate with SEMCIL staff to meet the goals for this session.

Goal: Increase overall baking skills through hands-on participation in Baking Class. Increase comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience. Objective: Learn about/review kitchen safety. Increase ability to read/follow/understand recipes. Interact socially with SEMCIL staff and peers. Participate in the preparation and cleanup of class recipes.

Registration is required.   View, fill-out and return the Registration Form with payment. Registration fee is due by October 1st, 2017.

Questions please contact:  Lori Pannkuk | Email: lorip@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Lori Pannkuk 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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