Program takes life skills into the field for students with special needs

09/23/2009 | Morris Daily Herald (Ill.)

A special-education program in Illinois' Grundy County teaches life skills to children with disabilities through a combination of classroom practice and real-life excursions. Weekly outings give students challenges such as making purchases and counting change, conducting conversations and ordering meals in restaurants. "We're training them to be independent adults," a participating special-education teacher said.

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