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Title: Middle and High School Citywide Autism Curriculum Project 2008


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Middle and High School Citywide Autism
Curriculum Project 2008
  • Contact Cynthia Callanan
  • cynthia.callanan_at_mpls.k12.mn.us

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History
  • Evolution of the Citywide ASD Program
  • District Mandate
  • Collaboration
  • May 2006 Staff Development
  • 2007 Summer Task Force
  • Multi-disciplinary High School Task Force

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Purpose
  • Student outcomes
  • MN State Standards
  • Framework and resources for ASD teachers
  • ASD program expectations

4
Purpose
  • Uniformity
  • Data collection
  • Training for new teachers
  • Parents

5
Research based
  • Sigma 10
  • Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Kari Dunn Buron
  • Baron-Cohen 2006
  • Frith 1985 1989
  • Klin, Schultz and Volkmar 2003
  • Thompson 1991
  • National statistics
  • Brenda Smith Myles, et al

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Skills in Order of Importance
  • Social Skills how to engage social
    interactions.
  • Daily Living Skills.
  • Understand Self, especially as it relates to
    emotional/sensory needs.
  • Problem Solving Skills.
  • Academic content.

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What We Have
  • Framework
  • Classic ASD
  • IEP-driven diploma
  • Credit-driven diploma
  • Sequence
  • Course descriptions

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What We Have (Cont.)
  • Course Numbers 07421
  • 07 special education course
  • Middle digit 1-5 Transition area
  • Last 2 digits specific course
  • Reference to Standards
  • Counselor support
  • Highly Qualified Teacher Status

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Resources Available
  • PIC
  • Saxon Math
  • Kansas Strategies
  • Corrective Reading/SRA
  • Earth and Physical Science books
  • Michelle Garcia Winner Social Skills Books
  • Updated technology (computers, projectors)

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Mindreading Software
  • With the technology available in the classroom,
    teachers are able to project the program onto the
    large screen to use the program as a group
    project, as seen in this video.
  • Students are able to access the software on an
    individual basis.
  • Ties in with social skill group work on awareness
    of the feelings of others, and perspective-taking

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Citywide Autism Program Course MapCredit-driven
Transcript
  • These students will take a majority of general
    education academic classes and meet all high
    school graduation requirements in the content
    areas.  They tend to have one period/day of
    special education services in the Citywide Autism
    Program to develop social cognitive skills and
    organizational skills necessary to meet
    grade-level curriculum standards.  They tend to
    be college-bound students.  This sequence of
    courses is directed to this specific population.

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Citywide Autism Program Course MapIEP-driven
Transcript
  • These students may take some general education
    classes, but need the support of special
    education services for developing social
    cognitive skills, communication skills and
    adapted or modified graduation requirements. 
    They tend to have two or more periods/day of
    Special Education services in the Citywide Autism
    Program.  They are likely to continue in
    Transition Plus Services to receive services
    until age 21.

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Course Title Study Habits I Post-Secondary
Education Training 07130 Course Description
In this course students will work on effective
study habits and organization skills.
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Standards Addressed II. Writing A. Type of
Writing, B. Elements of Composition, C. Spelling,
Grammar Usage III. Speaking, Listening and
Viewing, A. Speaking and Listening Suggested
Resources Sticker Strategies, by Michele
Garcia-Winner Strategies for Organization, by
Michele Garcia-Winner Taking PSAT and other 10th
grade college tests, requesting
accommodations The Hidden Curriculum Practical
Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in
Social Situations, by Brenda Smith Myles Inside
Out What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive
Deficits Think, by Michele Garcia-Winner pp.
136-139,142-157 tips for writing
assignments Teach Me Language, by Sabrina
Freeman, Lorelei Drake pp. 387-389, 229-241,
Companion exercise forms p 92, pp 81-89 Teaching
Study Skills Strategies, by Stephen S.
Strichart, Charles T. Mangrum, Patricia Iannuzzi
Graphic Organizers and Activities for
Differentiated Learning ADHD Primer ADD
Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools Spectrum Test
Prep Plus Learning Materials, by School Specialty
Publications Putting it In Writing - Reports,
Letters, Essays, by School Specialty
Publications 25 Prewriting Graphic Organizers and
Planning Sheets by School Specialty
Publications Asperger Dictionary of Everyday
Expressions, by Ian Stuart-Hamilton Succeeding in
College with Asperger Syndrome, a Student Guide
by John Harpur et al College Transition, a
Critical Thinking Approach, by Susan
Shapiro Online resource Study Skills
http//tis.mpls.k12.mn.us/Study_Skills.html Online
resource Intervention Central
http//www.interventioncentral.org Online
Resource Math Online http//www.mathonline.org/
Online Resource Atomic Learning
http//movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/home Online
Resource Nettrekker http//school.nettrekker.com
/subject/ Online Resource World Book Online
http//www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Home Online
Resource Dictionary, Rhyming Dictionary,
Thesaurus, and more http//www.kplay.cc/reference.
html Online article for teachers Helping Your
Child with Organization and Study Skills By Joan
Sedita (1999) http//www.ldonline.org/article/5884
Minneapolis Public Schools Assistive Technology
Dept contact your Occupational Therapist for
access to Kurzweil, AlphaSmart or other assistive
technology supports. http//www.kurzweiledu.com/ku
rz3000.aspx And for alphasmart http//www.renlearn
.com/neo/
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Citywide Autism Program Course MapClassic Autism
IEP-driven Transcript
  • These students will take few if any general
    education classes, and need full-day support of
    special education services in the five transition
    areas, emphasizing social cognitive skills and
    communication skills.   They are most likely to
    receive services at Transition Plus Services
    until age 21.

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Citywide Autism Program Course Map Middle
SchoolCredit based program
  • These students may take mostly general education
    classes, but may need the support of special
    education services for developing social
    cognitive skills and organizational skills
    necessary to meet grade-level curriculum
    standards. They tend to have one period/day of
    Special Education services in the Citywide Autism
    Program. They are likely to continue in general
    education classes in high school with little or
    no adaptation of curriculum standards as they
    prepare for post-secondary education in college.

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Citywide Autism Program Course Map Middle
SchoolIEP - based program
  • These students may take individually selected
    general education classes, and need the support
    of special education services for developing
    social cognitive skills, communication skills,
    and adapted or modified curriculum standards.
    They may continue in the autism program in high
    school with emphasis on the five transition
    areas, special education classes in academic
    subjects, and electives in general education.

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Citywide Autism Program Course Map Middle
SchoolClassic ASD IEP program
  • These students may take elective general
    education classes, and need the support of
    special education services for developing social
    cognitive skills, communication skills,
  • and adapted or modified curriculum standards. 
    They will continue in the autism program in high
    school with emphasis on the five transition areas.
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