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What is ACED? 

Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ACED) offers adults the opportunity to attend non-credit classes in an educational and social environment.  The ACED program is designed to teach independent living skills and provide life-enhancing experiences.  ACED is offered by the UMKC Institute for Human Development, a University Center for  Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Avila University and Graceland University, with funding from the Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County~EITAS.  To print off the ACED brochures, click here for Jackson County or here for Clay or Platte Counties.

New Students
If you have never attended ACED classes, return the registration form with your fees to the appropriate campus and call the ACED office in which you are enrolling to schedule an interview.  ALL interviews must be conducted before the first day of class.

Returning Students
If you have attended ACED classes, return the registration form with your fees to the appropriate campus.

Fees
Please refer to the Spring 2020 Class Catalogs for fees.

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from class one week before classes begin, a refund will be given.  Refunds will be given if a class is cancelled or closed.  To withdraw from a class, please call the campus at which you are enrolled.

Attendance Policy
It is your responsibility to come to class and be on time.  Tardiness may lead to dismissal.

Questions
Call the appropriate ACED office at: (816) 235-1754 (Avila University, Graceland University, and ACED Northland), Nancy 816-235-5678 (UMKC). Students with speech or hearing impairments can contact UMKC using Relay Missouri, 1-800-735-2466 (voice) or 1-800-735-2966 (TT).

Important Updates
It is important for students, parents and/or service providers to keep up on important class updates.  Please read our updates for 2020, click here.

Weather
If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, a recorded message will be on the voice mail at your campus.  Please call after 7 a.m. on the day of the class to confirm the status of your classes. 

Registration
You must be at least 16 years of age and a Jackson County resident to participate.  Pre-registration is required.  Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.  Class offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Enrollment is limited.  Please return registration form early.  Minimum enrollment is required to offer a class.  Don’t forget to send a check or money order by mail.  Your check for payment will be processed the first week after classes begin.

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