Temple College has announced two new community education courses designed specifically for intellectually and developmentally delayed adults and those who care for them.

Exception-Abilities: Communication and Social Skills Training for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 29 to April 11. This class is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities and other special needs.

“Frequently, individuals with intellectual disabilities find it difficult to understand social norms and to communicate effectively in different settings,” said Wendy Waiwaiole, Temple College’s coordinator for community programs. “This course is designed to teach and practice effective communication in a variety of settings and will culminate in an optional community field trip to practice the skills that students will learn in the course.”

This class has a $69 registration fee.

What the Heck is 18 Plus? Supporting Students with Disabilities in Transition Planning meets from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays from July 11 to Aug. 1. This course is designed for caregivers and will review the 18 Plus laws, discuss real-world examples and explore the available resources in Temple and surrounding areas.

Federal and state laws have provided guidelines for individuals working in the field of special education to implement programs for persons with disabilities 18 years of age and over who have graduated from high school. These laws were instituted to assist educators, individuals with disabilities and their families to transition into adulthood.

This class has a $69 registration fee.

Anyone with questions should contact Temple College at 254-298-8612 or email questions to camps@templejc.edu.

Learn more about all Temple College camps and register at https://www.templejc.edu/camps-programs/.


Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.

Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for healthcare providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.