Using Community Resources Bundle Pack from Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills is a timely set of life skills/transition skills workbooks to help students understand how to use the various community resources available in most towns and counties. This workbook serves as both a traditional print version and an interactive version using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It meets federal guidelines requiring schools to introduce students to resources available in their community post high school and provides instruction in adult living skills and transitional skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike and provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates, Indicator 13 requirements, and SCAN recommendations.
Books included in this bundle pack include: Using the Library, Community Resources, Enjoying Recreation and Independence Basics.
Like the other books in this series, these books contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.
A preview for Enjoying Recreation is included here so that you might see the format and tone of all the books. You can preview the other titles by checking the individual books each located on this site. The content of each book is as follows:
Lessons in Daily Living Skills 'Using the Library' include:
What to do at the Library
Getting a Library Card
How the Library Works
Clubs & Events
Using the Computers
Using Call Numbers - Fiction
Using Call Numbers - Non-Fiction
Music and DVD’s
Community Services Resources
Lessons in Daily Living Skills 'Community Services' include:
- What are community services?
- In what town, city hub, or county would I find services
- Etiquette in government buildings
- The library
- The DMV
- Public transit
- Adult education, community colleges, vocational training and DOR
- Post office
- Social security office
- Social services department
- Community center resources
- Police/Sheriff departments
- Fire department
- When do I call and who do I call?
- Urgent care and emergency rooms
- What if I need help?
- Emergency resources hotlines
Lessons in Daily Living Skills Enjoying Recreation include:
- What is recreation?
- Benefits of friends
- Physical benefits of recreation
- How to enjoy recreation
- Going to the movies
- Other indoor venues
- Eating out--fast foods/sit-down dining
- A word about tips
- Enjoying sporting events
- Attending--viewing--participating in spots
- Being a good sport
- Preparing to play
- Family entertainment centers/theme parks/fairs & carnivals
- Rules for behavior
- Staying safe in crowded venues
- Going out in nature
- Finding places by me/Getting a pass
- Rules for respecting nature
- Using trails
- Campfire safety
- Staying in hotels/motels
- How to find/compare hotels/motels
- Etiquette in hotels/motels
Lessons in Daily Living Skills Independence Basics include:
- What are Independence Basics?
- How to Google
- Don't Leave Home Without It (These)
- Your Personal Signature
- Where You Live
- Finding My Place in the World
- Getting Home
- Staying in Touch--Informing before You Leave
- Buddy Systems
- Emergency Numbers You Should Have
- Disability ID Cards
- Emergency SOS
- Understanding Your Challenges--Reading an IEP
- Adult-ing--Keeping Organized
- Tracking Apps
- Safe Location Sharing
- Stranger Danger
- Kinds of Lures
- When Danger Isn't a Stranger
- Listen to Your Gut
- Three Steps to Stay Safe
- Safe Words
Additionally, each book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement.
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