Project Discovery is built upon a foundation of research on the effectiveness of applied, hands-on instruction in career education and skills training. Effective instructional methods that address multiple learning styles provide support for at-risk and special populations.
There are many evidence-based practices incorporated into the curriculum. These strategies have been established through peer-reviewed research as effective for individuals with autism and other disabilities.
Project Discovery supports Universal Design for Learning tenets and includes social and communication supports proven to enhance learning.
The goal of Universal Design for Learning is to provide flexible instructional strategies to the classroom so that all students benefit. Students’ different learning styles must be acknowledged and supported, and the curriculum must be flexible and multi-faceted. This is particularly important to students with special needs.
Each Project Discovery kit offers activities that utilize multiple means of representation, expression and engagement.