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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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Beyond Autism Awareness: Supporting Interests Brings a Wealth of Talent to the Workforce!

(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, the strong interests of individuals with Autism may in the long term, develop into successful …

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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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School to Business Partnerships Prepare Students with Special Needs

  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 special needs now work in the community. Teaching Best Practices to Special Education Teachers Today, …

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Fear of Failure Gone For Student At-Risk. Javier Has Firefighter Dreams!

Javier West, once a student at risk,  no longer fears failure at his job or about his future.  Javier has learned exceptional multitasking skills and uses them every day at his job as a shop floor assistant at the Tommy Hilfiger retail outlet in Palm Beach, FL.  He dreams of being a firefighter too! Just …

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Adaptive Curriculum Game-Changer for Students with Autism

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 her son liked hands-on activities.  Cory didn’t do so well in classes that were mostly …

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Students Need Job Shadow Options

        Brandon Glende, senior at Warren Township High School, spent a recent Friday morning at McClure’s Garage with Jack Fallos, McClure’s manager, learning how to build small engines on snowblowers. Glende was given the opportunity to have hands-on job shadowing in a field that interests him through Transition Services at Warren Township …

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Giving Thanks for Educators, like Annie Graham!

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 enhance my student’s transitional skills and  lifelong learning opportunities.” To Annie and to all special …

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