Students learn job skills as elementary-school helpers

09/19/2013 | Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain (Kan.)

High-school students with disabilities at Bonner Springs High School in Kansas are working as helpers at an elementary school as part of a special-education transition program. Students in the program learn independent work skills while performing tasks, such as cleaning library books, filling teacher mailboxes and stacking chairs. "And it is also giving us an opportunity to figure out what they like to do and what they don't like to do, what they're good at and what they need a lot more support with," teacher Tierney Thompson said.

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