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Apitz, Megan; Ruppar, Andrea; Roessler, Karli; Pickett, Kelly J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with significant disabilities have intellectual disability and require individualized modifications, adaptations, and supports to access grade-level content (National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2013). This group of students presents a unique challenge for literacy instruction, particularly at the high school level. Teachers must…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Severe Disabilities, Literacy Education, Inclusion
Szidon, Katherine; Ruppar, Andrea; Smith, Leann – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2006) requires schools to develop transition plans for students with disabilities, beginning at age 16, if not before. For students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the transition planning process includes unique considerations. This article describes five steps for developing effective…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
Szidon, Katherine; Ruppar, Andrea; Smith, Leann – Grantee Submission, 2015
Lakeview High School is a medium sized high school in a rural farming community. The staff at Lakeview meets at the beginning of each school year to discuss building-level professional development plans. This year, Lakeview's special education team has requested to focus its professional development time on improving special education services for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation