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Classes for adult with disabilities - Bakersfield Adult School offers a variety of instructional programs to assist in meeting the needs of adults with disabilities in the community at the following facilities:

Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC)

2240 South Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 834-2272

BAS and BARC are partners for the adults with disabilities. BAS has been involved with BARC for the past 20 years. BAS teaches the students vocational skills to help them become productive people. It is very rewarding and exciting to see these people become successful. Through the BAS educational program at BARC we are giving adults with disabilities opportunities that they would not otherwise have. The vocational skills taught enable these people to earn a wage and become consumers. We capitalize on their abilities, not their disabilities, thereby producing productive people who contribute to our society.

BAS has multiple staff at the BARC site working with adults with disabilities. Socialization and vocational skills are taught on a daily basis. We also have BARC Shoppe, which makes graphic design and heat press on T-Shirts, mugs, mouse pads, coasters, aprons, etc. BAS has computer lab set up to teach these special people computer skills.

NOTICE: It is the policy of the Kern High School District not to discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability in any of its policies, procedures, and practices. This policy covers admission, access, and treatment in programs and activities including, but not limited to, academic admission, financial aid, educational services, and extracurricular activities. This policy specifically applies to employment and application for employment. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in vocational education programs. For additional information, contact the ADA Compliance Office, Steve Moyer, Kern High School District Office, 5801 Sundale Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 827-3105. Policies reflecting this notice are found in the Kern High School District Administrative Code, Policies 110 P, 321 P, and 501 P.