Category Special Education

Oakland Schools marks Autism Awareness Month

Chances are, you know someone with autism or know of someone whose life includes someone with autism. Almost every week, some sort of news story about autism reaches us while researchers devote countless hours and millions of dollars into studying the cause(s) of this complex disability. April is National Autism Awareness Month, a great opportunity […]

Oakland Schools

Students with Special Needs Find Life-Changing Employment via Project SEARCH

“I get treated like an adult.”  ▪  “There’s no high school drama.”  ▪  “It’s REAL work!”  Project SEARCH is a school-transition-to-work program that provides employment and education opportunities to 18-26 year-olds with cognitive and physical disabilities. The program is tailored for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and can be a fifth year of extended […]