As Colorado’s capital, sunny Mile-High City is famous for its gorgeous vistas, world-class ski and snowboard resorts, and amenities such as amusement parks and performing arts centers. Within this diverse city, students with learning disabilities, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism or nonverbal learning disorder find many opportunities to explore college and independent living.
College Living Experience (CLE) helps special needs students go to college and become independent adults.
A bus ride from downtown, CLE students have easy access to some of the nation’s best skiing and snowboarding mountains. Students seeking college programs that assist in social and independent living skills development find a perfect opportunity in Denver. CLE is within walking distance of civic and cultural activities at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, which attracts elite artists and performers from around the world. Students can ride thrilling roller coasters at Elitch Gardens amusement park or enjoy bowling, movies and cafes. Denver’s lauded professional sports franchises include the Denver Broncos (football), Colorado Rockies (baseball), Colorado Avalanche (hockey) and the Denver Nuggets (basketball).
Excellent Higher Education Choices in Denver
CLE Denver’s college program for special needs students is within walking distance of numerous educational and vocational certificate opportunities. The Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver is just three blocks from CLE, and is home to the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan College of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver.
- University of Denver
- Regis University
- Colorado Christian University
- Art Institute of Colorado
- Emily Griffith Opportunity School
- Community College of Aurora
- Arapahoe Community College
- Various other vocational and college programs for students with special needs
Many of the city’s amenities are within walking distance of the student apartments and CLE, both of which are located in downtown Denver. Meanwhile, Denver’s excellent public transportation system provides convenient access via bus and train to the area’s plentiful educational and extracurricular opportunities, which offers students with ADD, Asperger’s, autism, nonverbal learning disorder or other learning disabilities the chance to experience independent living.
A shuttle bus is available from the apartments to the Auraria Higher Education Center and nearby popular attractions.
CLE is located one block from the dynamic, urban Parkway Apartments, which provides a college or adult transition experience for special needs students. Recreational amenities include workout facilities, a movie theater and media room, tanning beds and a coffee bar. A resort-style outdoor swimming pool and hot tub are available in the spring and summer. A convenient shopping area, including a grocery store and pharmacy, is located just across the street from the apartments, facilitating an ideal scenario for a college program for students with ADD, Asperger’s autism, nonverbal learning disorder or learning disabilities to become social, independent adults.