Hello Friends of STRIVE!

STRIVE is excited to announce a new program, STRIVE WorldWIDE! STRIVE WorldWIDE is our new online program to teach independent living skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Not only will the program be able to be accessed from anywhere in the world, but WIDE also represents Welcoming Independence Diversifying Education. We are launching a pilot program for STRIVE WorldWIDE beginning April 1, 2019.

For many years, we have been approached about how we can expand our services to provide training on independent living to a broader population, and even a broader geographic area. You may remember a survey that we sent out in December about creating a possible online program. We received some great feedback and have made great progress in developing this option. One major step we have taken in the program’s development is to hire Dr. Anne Ryan to work with us to create the program. Anne is a past Administrator for Purdue University Global, and has tremendous experience in online education. Please see the note below from her, introducing our upcoming pilot program. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new program!

The pilot course is focused on personal safety. It will be a 5-week course beginning April 1, 2019, running through May 5, 2019. Each week will represent one unit (topic) we cover about personal safety. Learners will both complete work at his or her own pace and participate in two weekly live-online seminars with the instructors and classmates. The seminars will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 PM. There is a $10 technology fee for all participants. We have 25 spaces available for the pilot.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please fill out this online application and technology assessment by clicking on the button below:

All participants must be 16 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.

The pilot will meet the following objectives:
By the end of this course, learners should be able to….

  1. Identify basic proactive safety skills and techniques.
  2. Recall personal contact information.
  3. Define safe and responsible use of social networking and technology.
  4. Distinguish irregularities in your physical and/or mental well-being.
  5. Explain the difference between emergency and non-emergency needs.
  6. State practices for routine preventative care.