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ERIC Number: ED540087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Work Experience Guide: How to Create a Work Experience Program at Your School
Condon, Ellen; Brown, Kim
Rural Institute
The intent of this manual is to provide some templates and direction to schools that are looking for ideas of how to incorporate work experience into their curriculum for youth with disabilities. Hamilton Middle School served as a pilot site for one of the Rural Institute Transition Projects from 2006-2008. The school administration eagerly embraced the idea of offering community-based work experiences to their students with disabilities once the initial structure of the program was developed for them. The authors hope that other schools will be able to benefit from the template and examples that they developed with that school and have included as resources in this publication. One of the main points to take away from this school's experience is that they used the resources that they had available to offer a new service to youth. They didn't have any increase in cost; they used their existing resources differently. [Funding was provided by the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities Partnerships for Transition Project.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Montana, Rural Institute
Identifiers - Location: Montana