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7 steps to success in work and life for all students

As educators, we have a responsibility to all students to not only help them achieve academically, but to also prepare them for life as productive, contributing, global citizens. For our students with disabilities, this is a more involved and comprehensive process. These students require repetition and hands-on experiences to acquire the skills necessary for success …

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‘Planning Career Goals’ Learning Program’ Selected As EdTech Awards Finalist

Education Associates, developer of Project Discovery, the leading hands-on career education and life skills curriculum for every learner, is pleased to announce that its ‘Planning Career Goals’ Lifelong Learning program has been named a Cool Tool Award Finalist in the prestigious EdTech Awards presented by EdTech Digest. This empowering software program teaches learners the skills …

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Los Angeles County Office of Education selects Project Discovery & Life Skills Series to be Implemented for the Department of Justice

(Louisville, KY – May 21, 2018)– Education Associates, developer of Project Discovery, the leading hands-on career education and life skills program solution for every learner, is pleased to announce the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Department of Juvenile Justice has the comprehensive library of Project Discovery Employability and Life Skills curriculum and multimedia …

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World’s Largest Goodwill Region Launches Career Skills Development Program with Education Associates

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin to Implement a wide range of Learning Opportunities for the Development of Job & Life Skills (Louisville, KY – May 17, 2018)– Education Associates, developer of Project Discovery, the leading hands-on career education and life skills program solution for every learner, is honored to announce Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has …

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New Evidence-Based Practices Added to Adapted Career Education Series

  New features such as video modeling and visual supports enhance learning opportunities to develop job and life skills for students with cognitive disabilities   Louisville, Ky. (March 7, 2018)—Education Associates, developer of Project Discovery, the hands-on career education and life skills curriculum for every learner, announces additions to its Adapted Career Education Series. The …

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Healthy New Year! Healthy Habits for You and Your Students

What do you see when you think, “healthy”? A plate of veggies, a bottle of water, or maybe some sneakers come to mind. The things associated with “healthy” are different for everyone, based on our environment, community, and personal preferences. There is an abundance of information available on healthy living, but finding quality information that …

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Self-Advocacy: IEP meetings for Students. Here’s How.

Self-Advocacy is an essential life skill for all students to learn – especially those with special needs. If students can be taught to be their own advocate, then they can be less reliant on others and can, instead, stand up for themselves and proactively articulate their needs. A recent article on edweek.com highlighted the importance …

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Florida’s ARC Innovative PALS Program Launches Careers

  A Blue Print for Transition Success    “He went from sitting on the couch at home to creating his own hydroponic produce business.”  “She was the first person with Downs Syndrome to graduate and receive her license in Cosmetology from Pensacola State.” Dondie Roper, PALS Program Director at the Arc Gateway Pensacola, Florida can regale …

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Downs Syndrome Can’t Slow Down This College Grad

“Down syndrome is merely an obstacle, not an insurmountable barrier for Cameron” “Cameron knew forever and a day that she wanted a career in beauty, hair care and make-up.”  But Hair Care and Cosmetology are regulated industries, explains Dondie Roper, Program Director at the Arc Gateway of Pensacola’s Program for Adult Learning and Support (PALS). …

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Elevating Those With Down Syndrome

October is the official month designated to create awareness about Down’s Syndrome. We would specifically like highlight the accomplishments of those with Downs and hopefully inspire others to recognize what an incredible asset they can be to your workplace, community or organization. According to the Better Health Channel, “People with Down syndrome often have their …

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