ERIC Number: ED260553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Chance for Independence. Weslaco Training and Development Center Program.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The booklet describes the origins and operations of the Weslaco (Texas) Training and Development Center, a center for severely retarded and handicapped students (ages 10-22). The facility simulates normal living and working conditions and focuses on household management skills (grocery list and meal preparation, clothing care, household repairs), self care skills (grooming, health, and safety), prevocational skills (simple contract words and math for budget management), and social and athletic skills. Community experiences are incorporated into the program. Listed are implementation and financial requirements, along with a contact person and typical academic schedule. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.