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Autism Spectrum Disorders/Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Portfolios offer the opportunity to observe and document a wide range of student behaviors, skills, and learning over an extended period of time. Through the portfolio process, students develop the self-awareness, goal-setting, and decision-making skills essential for lifelong self-determination.

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A portfolio can be developed for students with disabilities, to prepare them for transition from school to post-school living. The portfolio enables the student, educators, and families to analyze capabilities, focus on strengths, develop compensatory strategies for underdeveloped areas, and plan for the future. Using portfolios, students examine a broad range of their own work, collected over time, to assess their own progress. They then use that ...

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Portfolios for students with Autism and other related significant cognitive disabilities, offer the opportunity to observe and document a wide range of behaviors, skills, and learning over an extended period of time. Through the portfolio process, students develop the self-awareness, goal-setting, and decision-making skills essential for lifelong self-determination.

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