Get a Life: Students Practice Being Self-Determined

Hughes, Wanda; Wood, Wendy M.; Konrad, Moira; Test, David W.
May 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2006, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p57
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a practice curriculum that helps students with disabilities in decision-making in the United States. This education program has a long effect on the future of students even after they leave high school. The course motivates students to participate and learn and that is an integral part of the program. The program is inclusive of topics such as employment options, living in the community and budgeting for expenses by engaging students in activities that encourage self-determination skills. Through this program the disabled students will be able to learn how to make choices, setting goals, making decisions, solving problems and self managing. It simulates the experiences of working for pay, living on a budget, managing income and expenses through community- and classroom-based experiences. Practically it helps students to learn about residential options, transportation, job opportunities, living expenses and other areas that are crucial in the adult world. Through the daily, weekly and monthly-based practices of such activities students will learn how to be self-sufficient.


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