Pursue your higher education program of choice; whether a technical certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree, receive the supports necessary to experience success.

Independent Living

Live independently while learning how to manage personal finances, household responsibilities, and self-care.

Social Skills

Create meaningful friendships and experience new-found confidence in social situations by developing peer relationships and a social network.

Career Development

Students navigate career goals and gain work experience through jobs and volunteer opportunities with CLE professional support.

Prospective Students

Young adults with special needs, such as Asperger’s, ADD, developmental delays or learning disabilities will find a trusting, nonjudgmental, family atmosphere at College Living Experience (CLE). Prospective students can improve their academic, social and independent living skills while exploring their own interests and life goals.

Learning Together

CLE provides students with a true college experience at a community college, four-year university or vocational or certificate institution. Students are free to choose their own classes and course of study and staff members help students who are undecided about their majors or desired careers.

Living Together

CLE students experience the same living arrangements as most college students – with a roommate in an apartment complex with other CLE students. They learn to live with other people and they develop lasting relationships with their roommates and fellow students.

Sample Student Schedule

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Socializing Together

CLE students learn from each other through social activities organized by CLE and by other students. Staff members and students arrange activities such as movie nights, dining out, bike riding, visiting museums and other social events that enable them to take advantage of all that college life has to offer.

CLE provides students with the academic, social and independent living skills support necessary to experience college and learn how to become successful, independent adults.

Please contact CLE at 800-486-5058 if you would like information about CLE or would like to enroll.

To learn more about CLE from a student’s perspective, please read stories from the following CLE students: