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GLOBAL Computer Class

Global Education Center Computer Class


Colorado residents with Down syndrome ages 16 and up

Days & Hours of Class:
Tuesdays & Fridays
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
August 31st Orientation
Tuesday, September 7th — Friday, October 15th
12 classes over 6 weeks

Education Center at Global Down Syndrome Foundation
3239 E. 2nd Avenue, Denver CO 80206

There is no cost to participate in this program.



The new, state-of-the-art Global Down Syndrome Foundation Education Center is opening! The GLOBAL Computer Class will be our first program organized in our new center. It is led by experienced educators and designed by experts in education, curriculum modification, and behavior for individuals with Down syndrome in collaboration with Wisconsin Technical Colleges.

The class will teach:

  1. Microsoft Word basics (including typing skills, creating documents)
  2. Managing a professional email account
  3. Introduction to computer and internet safety

This class will also include a research component used to gather data to create an evidence-based computer training program for individuals with Down syndrome.

The GLOBAL Computer Class is a trial program, but if it is successful, we will continue to grow the class and expand the curriculum!


Meet the GLOBAL Computer Class Team!

Lina Patel

Lina Patel, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director of the Down Syndrome Behavioral Health Collaborative at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Lina Patel

Geneva Hallett, M.A.Ed.

Geneva Hallett, M.A.Ed., has over thirty years’ experience in the field of education. She has taught in and directed early childhood programs as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level.

Lina Patel

Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson is a Library Program Associate at the Denver Public Library where he teaches classes on computer skills, provides access to library resources, and helps with creative projects in the library’s makerspace.



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This Basic Computer Skills MOOC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This work is attributed to the Wisconsin Technical Colleges and the original version can be found here.

Additional Information

  • Class will be held in-person
  • Participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Laptop computers will be available to all participants
  • Homework will be assigned
  • Transportation will not be provided
  • Optional dinner with classmates after class on Fridays
  • For additional questions,
    call 303-321-6277

Join the waitlist!