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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

Winning Formula for MN District’s Successful Transition & Life Skills Program

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“Every student should dream of what they can be — a landscaper, carpenter, retailer, caregiver, grocery clerk, police officer or medical assistant.”   Specialized Career and Life Skills Curriculum “Inclusion, workforce readiness, career development, life skills, independence,” these are goals … Read More

Hands-On Curriculum Motivates Adult Students with Special Needs to Learn, Grow and Communicate

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Philadelphia Student Growers Talk about Their Hands-On Career Education Experience. Each summer, something extraordinary happens on the campus of the Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, PA. Young adult students, ages 18 to 21, who have multiple disabilities, from … Read More

School to Business Partnerships Prepare Students with Special Needs for Jobs

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  For ten years, Betsy Gentry worked as a Transition Coordinator in the Special Education Department of the Bradley County School District in Cleveland, TN. Because of her insight and the support of local businesses, many high school students with … Read More

Adaptive Curriculum Game-Changer for Students with Autism

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When Pam Roth met Theresa Cortney, a Transition and Employment Specialist for Klein ISD, Houston, Texas, she was concerned about her son’s future. Cory has intellectual delays. In middle school, his teachers saw his aptitude decline. Mrs. Roth knew that … Read More

Giving Thanks for Educators, like Annie Graham!

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Annie Graham is a special education teacher in Prairieville, LA. She created this video about her use of Project Discovery career exploration and life skills curriculum to demonstrate her instructional process with exceptional needs students.  She says, “I want to … Read More

Career-Readiness Success! 97% Employment!

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Today, we’re giving a HIGH FIVE! to Lori Dyer, an exceptional thinker and co-founder of the Believers Academy, a charter school in Palm Beach, Florida. Lori and her team of skillful and passionate educators give second chances to local middle … Read More

CASE for Hands-On Learning

CASE for Hands-On Learning Project Discovery career education transition curriculum has job tools, hands-on lessons, activities, academic and performance benchmark data. This flexible and adaptable curriculum will support your career education, workforce readiness, transition, dropout prevention, and special education programs … Read More