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Specialized Projects

As part of our Community Involvement Program, students in all programs participate in frequent community experiences. Tailored to age level, these provide real-life opportunities to practice, develop and generalize social and behavioral skills. Student outings range from shopping trips to purchase classroom items, grocery shopping, working at coffee shops, ordering meals in a restaurant or movie trips. The focus of all community outings is for students to practice the skills acquired within their classrooms into a variety of community settings. Our students also participate in community activities that combine learning and giving. Collecting canned goods for a holiday food drive, gathering Toys for Tots and making Valentines for adults at a nearby senior citizen center are among the ways Easterseals students learn to contribute to their communities.