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Online learning has become common in education, and for good reason: it offers learners the flexibility to learn at their own pace, allows the learner to schedule class time around their busy schedules, provides access to those in rural areas or with limited access to transportation, uses technology to make the content more accessible (such as closed captioning, audio, visual, recorded seminars, multi-modal assignments and more), and provides the "quiet learner" the opportunity to be heard. That’s why STRIVE is excited to offer this unique post-secondary programming designed with neurodiverse learners in mind but open to all learners!
For more information, please contact us at (207) 879-0847 ext. 215 or email ARyan@PSLSTRIVE.Org
Accessible Online Education for Students Ages
16 and Up
Accessible online education for independence.
Funding: Private pay with scholarships available in some states
STRIVE WorldWIDE is a first-of-its-kind online program to teach independent living skills to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. WIDE represents Welcoming Independence Diversifying Education. Online learning has become common in education, and for good reason: it offers learners the flexibility to learn at their own pace, allows the learner to schedule class time around their busy schedules, provides access to those in rural areas or with limited access to transportation, uses technology to make the content more accessible (such as closed captioning, audio, visual, recorded seminars, and more), and provides the “quiet learner” the opportunity to be heard.
Our Course Descriptions
I feel like it’s helped me a lot and I’ve come a long way! Really it’s been a pleasure being part of this program and I love it.
I feel so proud of myself and I’m very happy with all the support I got from STRIVE to get me to where I am now. All these great people like you guys are always on my side and I really appreciate all of you and thank you for helping me to get to where I am today.
When I first heard of the possibility of this on-line course endeavor, I was a naysayer. I never thought he would love it. He does love it. It is VERY visual and VERY hands-on. The forum provides for such positive feedback--More than I imagine he ever received in a high school classroom. The way you acknowledge the students' responses provides such positive reinforcement for staying engaged and active during the seminar. I never imagined [student] could feel so connected to the instructors. It was interesting when we missed one seminar and had to watch the recording. I could see what a disappointment it was for [student] not to feel like an active part of the discussion. As a result, he now finishes up his basketball games at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesdays and hurries me out of the gym to get home to his seminar...DID NOT expect that!
This learning platform offers an opportunity to learn beyond high school…. Something she has always longed for but thought she would never be able to experience. She is glowing. So needed. So appreciated. Thank you!
STRIVE WorldWIDE offers a unique opportunity to adults with disabilities who would like to continue their education after high school. Oftentimes there are wait lists for adult services, access to STRIVE WorldWIDE is immediate, without IQ or testing requirements. In addition, this opportunity is accessible region wide, state wide, rural and urban, and beyond. STRIVE WorldWIDE opens doors for continuing education and social connectedness for people who are striving for consequential next steps after high school.
I really appreciate how timely and well-organized everything was, especially when the presenters said they had "back-up plans" for the games in case anything went awry. As a virtual and in-person teacher this year, back-up plans are a necessity. As an attendee, it was nice to hear that the presenters were so prepared.
About Our Coursework
Courses run for five weeks, with each week focusing on its own topic or unit. The courses have a seminar (live & online) as well as a self-paced, interactive online classroom.
Seminars: Seminars are live, online courses that meet twice a week with classmates and instructors. Students can see and hear their instructor and his or her presentation or screen. Students participate through chat, answering questions, playing games, and taking polls.
Students may attend the seminar independently or with support. The seminar can be joined on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. All seminars are recorded, so if someone is unable to attend a seminar, it can be watched at their convenience.
Self-Paced Learning: The self-paced class is a series of highly audio and visual interactive
sessions, ranging from videos, to games, to surveys, to interactive scenarios where different options are presented and selected by the participant leading to
multiple outcomes, and much much more!
Students do not have to be proficient in reading or writing to be successful in our self-paced work. All content is narrated and closed-captioned, with screen reading ability.
Students can choose how to answer a question that works with their learning style (record audio, record video, type, attach a document, screen share, or use a speech to text option). Students
complete this coursework each week at his or her own pace.
The classes can be accessed 24/7, so students pick the schedule that works best for them. Student's do not lose access to the courses so they become a library of resources!