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Florida Car Wash with 35 Autistic Employees

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, FL is a local business giving job opportunities to people with autism. Their story is being highlighted by Starbucks’ video campaign, Upstanders, in a piece entitled “Employing the Full Spectrum.” Inspired by his son, Andrew, who was diagnosed with autism, John D’Eri founded the car wash three years ago. …

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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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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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Career-Readiness Success! 97% Employment!

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 and high school students at risk of dropping out of school.  These students may have …

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Improve Graduation & Transition Goals

In an article published by Disability Scoop, 6/24/14  it is reported that many U.S. states are deficient in special education and that more federal officials now require states to take action if they are classified as “needing assistance for two or more years in a row”. Did you know that each Project Discovery curriculum kit …

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