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The Future of Learning

Today’s blog starts with a thought experiment.  Think with us for a moment about your favorite activity. Maybe it’s gardening, playing a sport, or even watching movies. Now, think about how you would teach someone else to love what you love. Would you write them a book about how to play tennis? That’s probably not …

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In-School Cafe Build’s Students’ Resumes

High five to Spectrum Academy! The Pleasant Grove, Utah charter high school for students with Autism recently opened an in-school restaurant to empower students with resume-ready job skills prior to graduation. Students completely run the café, from greeting customers and taking orders to preparing the food and setting prices. “It feels kind of like I’m …

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Microsoft Welcomes Talented Individuals with Autism

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, Corporate Vice President for Worldwide Operations, introduced Microsoft’s new initiative at the United Nations on World Autism …

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Missouri School District Ensures Workplace Success: Starts Transition in Middle School

Missouri School District Ensures Workplace Success: Starts Transition Early and Culminates with Innovative “Job in the Lab” Program! Dawn Hesse, a Transition Coordinator for the Francis Howell School District in Saint Charles, Missouri, believes career exploration and job skills training should start early, especially for students with multiple disabilities. “Transition begins when teachers have a …

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