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Special Education Students “Work” at School to Learn Essential Job Skills: Numerous high schools are starting to incorporate job skills training into the special education curriculum by teaching students how to create and sell products to students and faculty at school. By creating a bistro, cafe, or any job-like setting within the classroom, students learn basic job skills while they're still in high school.
Job Training Resources are Lacking for Special Education Students: For young adults with disabilities, finding and keeping a job is a meaningful milestone towards independence and a unique type of achievement that, for many, marks a fulfilling life. However, finding the right job training and school-to-work transition training has proven to be a huge roadblock for most special education students seeking employment. So how can we address this problem?
5 boys don’t understand why people pick on someone who has special needs? So when they saw fellow classmate, James, getting teased and bullied on the playground, they decided to invite James to their table.
While she understands autism functioning levels/deficit levels can vary greatly case-by-case, Grandin argues that there are verbal, autistic students that just aren’t being pushed to their potential. And the solution? Teach them how to work. Hone their skills and interests into a trade. Autism | social skills | work skills job skills | transition | school to work | special education | special needs activities
The FriendMaker mobile app and the book The Science of Making Friends by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson distill guidance from UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based social skills intervention available for teens and young adults with autism and other social impairments. The app breaks down the process of making friends into easy, concrete steps—from choosing friends and improving conversational skills to online etiquette and handling teasing.