Maple Woods Non-Credit

Community Education

CEADD classes will be starting soon. For more information call 816.604.3043.

Download schedule and registration form (pdf)

Office Hours
Office Location

MCC-Maple Woods
Learning Resources Building
First Floor, LR 102
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Phone: 816.604.3011
Fax: 816.437.3484



What is CEADD?

Recent high school graduates aren't the only people who aspire to attend college – persons with developmental disabilities are just as excited about living and working independently in the community. In 1991, a College Experience for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (CEADD) was created to provide educational experiences beyond the traditional schooling – giving these students a fun but challenging learning environment where they can grow academically and socially.

The Clay County Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, Platte County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled, and the ARC of Clay and Platte Counties fund and promote CEADD to engage Northland community students.

What CEADD offers

CEADD offers courses designed to educate and entertain, as well as build self-esteem and practical skills. Students can get creative with art, music and theater, enjoy outdoor activities and learn important life skills like reading, basic computers and survival. All the courses are aimed at promoting independent living and positive interactions for students who live, work, and play in the community.

The program runs for six consecutive Saturdays in the spring and fall and a summer session of several one day field trips is also offered.

Educational Focus

CEADD courses are non-credit and designed for persons with developmental disabilities. The classroom is set up to accommodate almost any student, with wheelchair access, adaptive educational materials, interpreters and qualified instructors.

Students are involved with CEADD from the beginning, choosing their own courses each semester from a variety of offerings based on needs and interests. Social skills are emphasized both in and out of the classroom, and students have the opportunity to create new friendships with others.

How to Register

New students who wish to participate in the CEADD program will need to complete a short interview with the program coordinator, Betsy Keleher. To schedule an interview, call 816.604.3043.

Returning students may print off and complete the class registration form and return it with payment.

Fall 2015 - Classes

The following classes will be held on Saturday mornings at MCC-Maple Woods, Math Science building.

Registration Deadline - September 25

Classes begin - Saturday, October 10

Classes end - Saturday, November 14

Download registration form and additional info (pdf)

Class Descriptions


Game Show

Test your money skills by guessing how close you can come to the real price. All of this while playing a game!


Who do you call? What do you do? Where do you go? Do not panic! All of the above will be included, plus self-defense & first aid.

R & W

For all of those who would like to improve your reading and writing skills — this class is for you.



Here is your chance to tackle technology on your level and at your pace.


Craft Cornucopia

This fall, you will make holiday items including masks, ornaments, and snow globes. You will also weave and dye.

Music Speaks
Music speaks to us in many ways and from many cultures. You will explore country, classical, orchestra & rock ’n’ roll music from Spain, Italy and Ireland.
Tell a Story with Puppets

You will make a puppet and make them come alive by telling a story with them.


Follow your Favorite Sport

This is your chance to learn more about every sport, from casting a fishing pole to football, baseball & more.

Not to be Bored

Enjoy the old way of entertainment with board, card & dice games — no technology allowed!


Different and the Same

We are alike in as many ways as we a are different. Learn about each of these in an effort to understand the people with whom you live.

Dear Abby

Friend problems? Unhappy with your living arrangements? Conflict with your boss or roommate? We will help you feel in control through compromise, healthy decision making and practicing courtesy — all important life skills!


How, when and where should you let your feelings show? You will learn how to handle your reactions to your emotions as life is happening to you.

Last Modified: 7/30/15