Welcome to the Alternative Continuum of Education Autism Classroom!  We are a congregated class with up to six low functioning students with Autism. What we do on a daily basis focuses on the most rich learning experiences for our students and includes expectations in: personal life management, functional numeracy and literacy, and citizenship.  Both Teacher(s) and Educational Assistants support students as they familiarize themselves with community activities and services in preparing for life after school.  Students graduate from our program in the year that they turn 21. 

 

Sample Daily Program During COVID: 

  • Daily walks (twice per day)
  • Snack
  • Calendar time (Today’s date and weather, days of the week, months of the year, daily schedule, ABCs, 1 to 30)
  • Circle time (daily news sharing)
  • Educational videos (Daily Living Skills, Community, Social Studies, Leisure Time Activities, Music, Science and Math)
  • Story time on the theme of the week (Sample Themes: Fall, Butterflies, Terry Fox, Family and Friends, Holidays, etc.)
  • Work time (In/Out Bins – numeracy and literacy activities, practiced printing)
  • Games and puzzles
  • End of the month movies
  • Actions song exercising (yoga, dancing)
  • Media literacy choir songs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Student individual chores