Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than minimum wage be offered meaningful opportunity at least once a year to learn about services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. We invite you to join us in a conversation designed to help you make informed choices about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

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Permit class is designed for youth 18-24 who want to work to obtain their permit. The class format includes direct instruction and review. The class includes instruction from the drivers manual, practice tests, and then testing with ADA approved accommodations.

Cost:  Free

Registration is required. To register or for questions please contact:
Chanell:  Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Lunch Bunch is a cooking class designed to meet the needs of young people, ages 16-24 who are currently cooking simple meals independently. This class will provide assistance to participants in creating nutritious, budget friendly meals in 45 minutes or less using advanced cooking techniques.  Participants will choose recipes and prepare ingredients and supply lists.

Cost:  $45.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by January 27, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Chanell:  Email: chanellc@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3919 | Mail: Attn: Chanell 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will have fun increasing their overall cooking skills through hands-on participation. They will increase their comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience, learning about kitchen safety and how to read, follow and understand recipes. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Cost:  $25.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by Febraury 1, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Cindy Verdick:  Email: cindyt@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Cindy Verdick 2200 2 nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902

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Participants will have fun increasing their overall cooking skills through hands-on participation. They will increase their comfort level in the kitchen through practice and experience, learning about kitchen safety and how to read, follow and understand recipes. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Cost:  $25.00/person program participant fee

Registration is required by Febraury 1, 2017. To register or for questions please contact:
Cindy Verdick:  Email: cindyt@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3904 | Mail: Attn: Cindy Verdick 2200 2nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902

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This peer-run support group is led by parents of children with disabilities for other parents of children with disabilities. Each meeting will provide valuable conversation that focuses on different topics. If you are interested in engaging with other parents to build connections or are just interested in having peer conversations this group is for you!

*All Support groups will be cancelled on days that RPS closes school due to weather conditions.

Questions please contact:  Parent support Group-IL Coordinator Angela Leonard | Email: angelal@semcil.org | Phone: 507-349-8109 | Mail: Attn: Angela Leonard 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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ASD Support Group is a group for adults over 18 looking to connect with individuals who identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group meets the 2nd Friday of the month at SEMCIL.

*All Support groups will be cancelled on days that RPS closes school due to weather conditions.

Questions please contact:  IL Coordinator Michelle Kuchera | Email: michellek@semcil.org | Phone: 507-923-5683 | Mail: Attn: Michelle Kuchera 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Volunteer training for SEMCIL’s Adaptive Ski program. Please contact Amy or Joe for questions:

Amy S:  Email: amys@semcil.org | Phone: 507-349-8101 or

Joe P: Email: josephlpep@gmail.com | Phone: 507-253-5191

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Volunteer training for SEMCIL’s Adaptive Ski program. Please contact Amy or Joe for questions:

Amy S:  Email: amys@semcil.org | Phone: 507-349-8101 or

Joe P: Email: josephlpep@gmail.com | Phone: 507-253-5191

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SEMCIL’s Adaptive Ski program is an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to take part in one of Minnesota’s favorite winter recreational activities while having opportunities for social interaction, self-confidence and self-esteem boosting.

Adaptive Ski will run Wednesdays, January 11 –  February 22, 2017 from 6:00 – close at Coffee Mill Ski Resort in Wabasha.

If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please contact Amy or Joe to attend this meeting:

Amy S:  Email: amys@semcil.org | Phone: 507-349-8101 or

Joe P: Email: josephlpep@gmail.com | Phone: 507-253-5191

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