My students need a heavy duty paper shredder to work on Vocational skills. They have been working so hard that they have burned out 2 small shredders.
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Research shows that students with severe disabilities need to work on Vocational skills starting at an early age to learn the necessary skills to gain employment as adults.
My students are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes for students with severe disabilities.
They attend a public middle school with their neighborhood peers. Our fun times together typically include: video games, sports, books, toys, balls, and music. My students' differing abilities include: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Epilepsy, visual impairments, and hearing impairments. Many have parents currently serving in the U.S. Military.
Every day, our students work in our workshop. They are learning to sort and fold laundry, make a bed, weed and water plants, deliver mail, recycle aluminum cans, and shred paper. All of these tasks are skills they will use in their lives as they transition to independent living and employment. The more skills they learn, the more opportunities they will have for employment in the future.
My students love to work!
Having a heavy duty paper shredder with a window where they can watch the pieces falling will be highly motivating. Please help us continue teaching necessary job skills to students with Autism.
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