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To Our Teachers: You Are Something Special

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Project Discovery sends applause and our “Thank You” from the heart to the diverse community of educators we serve and are inspired by throughout the year. You are creative, innovative and have the most passionate hearts … Read More

WIOA: Minnesota Fully Embraces the Mandates and Seeks Additional Funding for WIOA Pre-Employment Transition Services

  WIOA recognizes that individuals can’t simply be thrust into the workforce without proper preparation. A recent article in The Minnesota Post highlights that additional state funding is necessary to achieve the worthy pre-employment transition goals of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). … Read More

What Is WIOA? – Introducing #EmbraceTheMandate

What exactly is WIOA? WIOA is the acronym for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federal law signed in 2014 and implemented in 2015. Totaling just under 300 pages, WIOA both reauthorizes and reforms pieces of the 1998 Workforce … Read More

Beyond Autism Awareness: New Research Shows that Supporting Preferred Interests Brings a Wealth of Talent to the Workforce!

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(http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/site/ataglance/files/2017/02/engineers.jpg) Research published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, gives individuals with Autism and their supporters a new reason to celebrate bringing their talents to the workplace. Published in February 2017, new data suggests that, when supported, … Read More

Inclusion is Good for Business

During Autism Awareness Month, Project Discovery is all about moving beyond awareness to empowerment. We have the tools to develop job ready and life ready skills for all students, and we tip our hats to employers, like Microsoft, SAP, EY … Read More

Welcoming Talented Individuals with Autism – Global Giant Microsoft Opening Doors

Microsoft is actively seeking candidates for an ever-expanding list of opportunities, including roles in software engineering, data science, customer service and operations. This was hardly breaking news, until Microsoft announced that these hires would be part of a new program to recruit individuals with Autism.   Mary Ellen Smith, … Read More

Teamwork makes the dream work: Using hands-on learning to prepare students for the workplace

 Teachers know that businesses need employees who can collaborate with others. In fact, interviews with hundreds of employers indicate that applied social skills like problem solving, collaboration, and oral communication are critical for career success. A hands-on job skills curriculum naturally … Read More

Beyond Volunteerism: Why Service Learning is Right for Your Students

Community service projects and required volunteerism have been a standing part of educational curriculum in the United States for many years. The implementation of service learning into educational lessons and planning, however, is revolutionizing the quality of teaching and learning … Read More

Want to Increase Your Students Engagement? Try Hands-On Activities with Project-Based Learning in Your Classroom

Are you looking for resources to actively engage your students in the classroom? Check out  “3 Ways to Increase Student Engagement Through Hands-On Activities,” which offers alternatives to teaching students only with a textbook. After a summer of “doing” things, … Read More

Breakthrough Career Education Research for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Hands-On Instruction with Video Modeling Increases Career Knowledge and Job Skills Over 55%

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Amy Spriggs of the University of Kentucky, a leading authority on Special Education and evidence-based teaching methodologies, just concluded a beta test research project using Project Discovery, a hands-on career education curriculum with systematic instruction … Read More