Advocating For My Needs After High School

A three-lesson unit teaches learners with special needs how to advocate for their needs after high school. Class members review appropriate was to disclose their disability during interviews and applications, and how to request accommodations at Postsecondary Schools. They then research postsecondary schools of interest and contact the Disability Service offices at these schools to learn about their services. The unit ends with learners sharing their findings.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange with the school's Career Center counselor to visit the center, learn about the services offered, and explore the materials available there
Classroom Considerations
  • Unit eight in a series of 10 resigned for resource teachers
  • The lessons and units are cumulative and designed to be taught in order
  • Requires KWL charts and worksheets from previous units
  • Requires extra prep time to copy needed worksheets
  • The scripted lessons are carefully scaffolded 
  • None