The After 22 Pilot Program connects adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to career training, educational opportunities, and jobs. Historically, after the age of 22, people with disabilities age out of traditional schools. This left them with few options to further their education, until now.

At Daley College, students are lifelong learners. And the staff at Daley is committed to advancing students’ lives and providing opportunities for them to succeed. With After 22, this now includes all students.

To enroll in After 22, students must have been ensured a free public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), have a documented intellectual disability, have a high school diploma or GED, and be 18 or older.

About After 22

  • Financial aid applicable
  • Two-year program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Individualized plans for each student
  • Students complete academic, life skills, and job-related coursework
  • Follows a traditional college 8/16-week semester
  • Social and extracurricular activities available
  • Coaches and mentors available for support
  • Students receive a non-academic Career Advancement Certificate after completing credited coursework and an internship

Pre-Registration Form / Formulario de Preinscripción

Fill out the form above to learn more and apply. / Haz clic arriba.

Contact Information

Richard J. Daley College

7500 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60652

The After 22 Pilot Program is a partnership between Daley College, Anixter Center, and Southside Occupational Academy High School, funded by Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities.

Our Partners

Anixter SouthsideOccupationalAcademy SpecialOlympics

Frequently Asked Questions