The Fernan Life Skills program is designed for students who function significantly below their age mates in intellectual ability. These students may require ongoing support in the areas of academics, mobility, communication, self-care and self-sufficiency. Academics are presented to each student following their specific individual program. All of the students are included in a general education class with typically developing age mates to foster appropriate modeling. The students also participate in a community based program which includes shopping, swimming and school wide service promoting independence and life long learning.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
To prepare our students with disabilities to develop their fullest potential, it is incumbent upon Fernan Elementary to aim to achieve the following goals and objectives.
To provide appropriate educational program and as necessary, related services for each child with a disability requiring special education.
To provide activities that foster social development and, to the maximum extent possible, assimilation into regular school and community activities.
To provide to each child, identified as having a disability, the opportunity to participate in an approved school program, or to receive the appropriate related services.
To provide a coordinated and comprehensive instructional program from kindergarten through fifth grade.
To provide appropriate related services to students with disabilities as needed.
To encourage parental involvement and understanding of special education programs.