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Cheri Maupin Resource Teacher, Community Based Education, High School from Ogallala, Ne

I teach a Life skills class for special needs students. I have been given the challenge of creating a program in our school plus thing out of the box with it. What are you doing in other schools? Does anyone have an apartment or house that you use? How do you fund these projects?

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High School Intensive Resource Teacher

I'll be interested to hear

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I'll be interested to hear what's suggested. I would also like to help restructure our high school's intensive resource department. For example, I would like to work with the students with autism separately, especially during reading and have a social skills class. I would hope there would be some model out there that would help.

High School Special Education Teacher

I am in the same boat and

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I am in the same boat and have been given no resources. I am dealing with students who are dipolma and non-diploma bound. I would love to be able to set up a small area to teach life skills. Anyone have any ideas on how I should approach the administration to get my own space or how to even start a program?

High School Special Education Teacher

High School Special Education Teacher

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I work with autistic students along with the speech therapist. Once a week we run a social skills class and together use the same lesson plans for teaching social skills through out the day.

Resource Teacher, Community Based Education, High School from Ogallala, Ne

It sounds as if we are all in

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It sounds as if we are all in the same boat. What social skills curriculum are you using? Hidden Curriculum or is there something else that can be use.

7-12 Sped teacher in rural area

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I personally do teach this group of students...but when I was student teaching, I worked in Bend, OR area. One of the schools there had an apartment where post high school students reported, and then went to their supported employment positions (shelters, and other arranged jobs). You might want to look up the schools in the Bend area.

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Start in the school's kitchen, What a lot of life skills could be taught in there! Set up a small area in the classroom to teach ironing, clothes folding etc.. Come on people you all have college degrees don't you?

Resource Teacher, Community Based Education, High School from Ogallala, Ne

In my classroom, I have all

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In my classroom, I have all that is stated by c mon. I also washer and dryer. We wash and dry clothes and other items on a daily basis. But how are we to teach bed making or such activities if we don't have ways to show them how to do it. These students need concrete learning ways. Yes we all went to college and have degrees! But we want to increase the learning experiences for our students so they are successful in the community.

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You Do not need a full size bed to teach the art of bedmaking! Custodial staff could make a wood frame to simulate a bed!

High School Special Education teacher

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Sarcasm isn't necessary. Not every district has the same resources available to their special education teachers. Also, new teachers need our support!

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Maybe a field trip to a hotel? I am a special ed. teacher and I have recently adopted a developmentally disabled son who did a three week internship at a large resort. He received certificates for each job he learned and is very proud of how he can make a bed. He likes an audience though and still doesn't make his own bed without being asked! lol

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