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Footsteps Toward the Future: Implementing a Real-World Curriculum for Students with Developmental Disabilities - PRISM 9

Footsteps Toward the Future
Emily C. Bouck
Teresa Taber-Doughty
Melissa N. Savage
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The ninth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Footsteps Toward the Future provides an overview of and strategies when implementing a real-world curriculum for students with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities.

“Real-world” curricula incorporate instruction in skills that support students in living independently and functioning successfully in an inclusive society: living, working, and having fun. Chapters in the book delve into the components of such instruction, discuss how to incorporate real-world skill training within academic settings, and explore effective community-based instruction and collaboration. Full of strategies, tools, and advice, Footsteps Toward the Future is both a valuable resource on real-world curricula and a “must-have” addition to every educator’s instructional planning toolkit.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: An Overview of Real-World Curricular Approaches
  • Chapter 2: Real-World Components in Practice
  • Chapter 3: Real-World Curriculum Meets Content Area Instruction
  • Chapter 4: A Real-World Curriculular Approach in Community-Based Settings
  • Chapter 5: Working Together to Promote a Real-World Curriculum
  • Conclusion: Five Years Later

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