My students are young adults with autism who are learning about how to become successful, independent young adults. They are going to job experiences, learning how to use public transportation, how to access the community and all the various supports and services in the community, how to shop, cook, and care for themselves as much as possible. They love their newfound independence and are thriving!
One of the main components of education for students with autism is social skills and the many facets it encompasses.
We work on social skills in the context of work, relationships, day to day things such as greetings, how to read a room, general everyday conversations, knowing when to stop talking, conversational exchanges, and so much more.
Please help my students stay motivated with fun treats like more popcorn for our popcorn machine and a candy treat here and there for a job well done! They also need some of the basics like tissues and wipes, that generally come from home, but don't often as the parents are helping support the program by sending money for their young adults to go out and access the community.
I often supplement the classroom myself by buying the tissues, wipes and treats and just need some help getting these amazing students those rewards and everyday items.
They work hard and they are motivated by a promise of popcorn on a Friday (who wouldn't be?) and they enjoy a surprise piece of candy for a job well done. Your help in providing these is greatly appreciated. I have credits to spend which will fund most of this project and will be able to fund it completely with just a little help, thank you!
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