Welcome to Mrs. Cuadras' Distance Learning Classroom! From now until April 3rd, please check the district Special Ed. Website for useful links, log into your email and answer our daily question for each period on Google Classroom. Keep in mind, I am currently building our Google Classroom so there isn't much there yet. Assignments and activities will be posted there beginning April 6th. (Please refer to the Distance Learning Syllabus for more information.)
Contact Information~ firstname.lastname@example.org
or text District Phone~ (909) 313-9057
Virtual Office Hours~ Tues., Wed. and Thur. from 10:00 to 12:00
Updated Syllabus~ Distance Learning Syllabus
Speech and Language Services: Please see Mrs. Woolery's Class Page listed under Woolery, Debi, for speech services information, assignments and further information. Mrs. Woolery will be available by email at email@example.com and her virtual office hours are from 9:30 to 11:30 am M-F. On Mondays, Mrs. Woolery plans to conduct conference calls from 9:30 to 10:30. Families and students can access speech related resources through the Special Ed. district website. Virtual speech services are to begin on April 14th.
Occupational Therapy Services: Mrs. Park will be available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and her virtual office hours are from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Families and students can access OT related resources through the Special Ed. district website. Virtual OT services will begin on April 13th.
Adapted PE Services: Mrs. Byrne will be available by email at email@example.com and her virtual office hours are M-F. 10:00 to 12:00. The APE department will have activities posted to the Special Ed. district website. Virtual Services will begin on April 6th.
Adult Transition Class with Cori Cuadras- WELCOME!
Don Lugo Adult Transition Program
The Adult Transition Program at Don Lugo High School is designed for students who have developmental disabilities ages 18 - 22. The students in the program are in need of moderate support in the areas of functional literacy, math, vocational skills, domestic skills, community skills and social skills. Ideally, students will make progress in all areas and achieve success in terms of independence, responsibility, and relationships with others. Students with signficant health or behavioral needs would be better served in other district prorams that can more adequately meet their needs. Also, students who desire further exposure to academic instruction would be better served in an alternative setting. The focus of the Community Based Instruction curriculum is to develop and maintain skills in the following functional areas:
- Functional Literacy - Students apply their current "academic knowledge" in order to develop a functional understanding of the world around them. They apply their skills in order to "read" and comprehend community safety signs, menus, environmental print, work place instructions and more. They also participate in activities that put their writing skills to use such as: recipes, letters home, lists, personal information and more.
- Functional Math - Students learn money concepts through personal use as well as through practice situations. They participate in a variety of activies that provide them with opportunities to spend their own money make decisions based on needs vs. wants, development of a personal budget and pencil/paper assignments, like class grocery lists and cost comparisons of restaurant food.
- Functional Vocational - Students are exposed to a variety of vocational opportunities on and off campus. The class work enclaves, projects and tasks give the students a chance to develop critical work skills and understanding of work related concepts. Some of the most important are: following directions completing assignments, sorting items based on characteristics, working with others, ledership, taking initiative, work ethic, acceptable behavior in the work place and more.
- Functional Domestic - Students participate in several activities to expand their independence witihin the home. They volunteer for class chores, assist with classroom upkeep, help prepare class meals as well as their own food, get ready for work using personal grooming steps and kits. In doing these things they can learn how to contribute to the health and well being of their home and take responsibility in its function.
- Functional Community - Students learn how to access community resources, behave in public, shop for personal needs, use public transportation with assistance, and have fun. They shop at local stores eat at restaurants, use the library, go bowling and take walks in the local community. These opportunities allow students to gain independence and learn what it means to be a part of the community in which they live.
- Functional Social Skills - Students are placed in small groups in which they work, learn, laugh, and communicate with others. Students often work with partners on assignments, projects and chores. All of these social interaction oppotunities give students time to practice apporpriate social skills and learn from their peers.