ABE Foundations Employees

Classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) Foundations

ABE Foundations is an academic track for adults with intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on helping each student become as independent as possible, primarily by improving academic, vocational, social, survival, and independent-living skills.  The program features lessons in community living, consumer education, health, language, mathematics, social science, and vocational education.

A-B Tech, in partnership with The Arc of NC and TEACCH Autism has been approved as a Project Search site for implementation in Fall 2016. Project SEARCH is an evidence-based training program involving intensive internships and contextualized instruction designed to maximize employment potential for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) classes are provided to improve and enhance the skills of adult survivors of traumatic brain injuries. Classes focus on memory, social, and time-management skills as well as community living, consumer education, health, language, and math.

A-B Tech's ABE Foundations program received the Excellence in Leadership award in 2006. Tom Rash accepted the award on behalf of the program from Mayor Terry Bellamy at a reception hosted by the Mayor's Committee for Citizens with Disabilities.

For additional information, contact Jan Johnston at (828) 398-7323 or janicemjohnston@abtech.edu or call the Department of Transitional Studies main number at 828.398.7433.