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Old 02-29-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Lobo - how are the schools with kids with special needs?
Can you clarify? I'm not sure I understand your question.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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For 3 of my 20 teaching years I worked as a resource master teacher. My job was to go out to the schools and help 1st year special ed teachers who were earning their Master's Degrees. I've been to many of the schools around the city, but not in every classroom, of course. As far as Autism programs go, Desert Ridge Middle School had an excellent autism teacher & program for high functioning students with Asperberger's. I spent approx 1 to 2 hours a week in her classroom. The students were with her for homeroom/advisory and for a social class. Then they went to gen ed classes where she and her 2 assistants would go with the students. The teacher monitored the students, modified assignments & tests, and gave the teachers input on how to meet the students' unique learning needs. A couple of the kids came back later in the day for math. The students all kept their own data (charts, graphs) of how they were doing in their gen ed classes and got help with assignments as needed. It was an excellent program. Desert Ridge feeds to La Cueva High School. I never had an intern at La Cueva, but overall it's a top school in the city.

Cibola High School promotes a very inclusive environment for the students with special needs. The special ed department there is very caring for the most part. The homecoming king last year was a student with Down Syndrome

I also spent quite a bit of time at Valley High School, but that was with the Intensive Support Program. I also spent time at Madison Middle School with an Autism program (high functioning). The teacher was brand new at the time and was still learning the ropes. Don't know who is teaching the program now.
A homecoming king with Down Syndrome...I love it!! That is truly awesome.

I am bookmarking this post. All of you have given me such great advice.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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That is a fantastic system. Any way a soon to be retired guy can apply for courses?
All my Albany, NY high school offered forty years ago was advanced courses in street survival.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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Can you clarify? I'm not sure I understand your question.
Kids with autism.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Kids with autism.
Not all schools have autism-specific programs -- only a few at each level (elem, mid & high). Not every child with autism is served in an autism program. The majority of kids with autism are at their home schools. If their needs cannot be met at their home school (with documented interventions over a period of time), and the child is a good fit for a program at a different school, then the child attends that other school's program.
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