This January, Platte and Clay Counties’ Developmental Disabilities Boards began funding ACED’s first-ever expansion for students who live in Kansas City’s Northland. “ACED Northland” will offer classes on six Saturday mornings each semester at Northwest Missouri University’s Innovation Center in Gladstone, MO. Jackson County classes will continue on the campuses of UMKC, Avila University, and Graceland University.

UMKC IHD has operated the ACED program for adults with disabilities for the past 25 years. Subjects include history, art, math, music, and science. The curriculum is new each semester, and taught through interactive, hands-on methods. 

Registration for classes is now open. Clay and Platte County residents who are interested in attending classes with the ACED Northland Program are encouraged to contact their service coordinator or call ACED offices at 816-235-1754. Residents of all three counties served can also enroll online at Classes begin January 26.

For more information, contact Nancy Carter,