Adult Basic Education I

(formerly Compensatory Education Development)

The Adult Basic Education I (ABE I) program addresses the needs of students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is designed to enable participants to achieve learning outcomes that will enable him/her to function in society at a level which will allow the student to reach his/her fullest potential within the limits of the program.

Educational programming includes the following skills areas: basic academic skills, high school academic skills, vocational academic skills, life skills, and social skills. These educational opportunities enable the mentally disabled adult to become more independent and self-directing, to benefit from occupational training, and to acquire skills to meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities.

Edgecombe Community College works cooperatively with Tri-County Industries in Rocky Mount and other approved facilities for operation of the program.

Interested individuals can receive more information by calling or visiting the Adult Enrichment Center on the Rocky Mount campus. The Center is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Contact the Center at (252) 823-5166, ext. 342.

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