Intellectual Disabilities Overview

This chapter was developed to provide resources for job training, recreational and social skills opportunities that may be more appropriate for some ABE students. Since many disabilities are hidden, it…

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Mental Health Overview

Mental Health Challenges Mental health is as variable and individualistic as physical health. It is something most people aspire to but few people are able to maintain throughout a lifetime. …

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Physical Disabilities Overview

Defining Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more…

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Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) Overview

Dyslexia (Reading) Dysgraphia (Writing) Dyscalculia (Math) What is a specific learning disorder/learning disability? There is more than one definition for specific learning disorder/learning disabilities due to different criteria used to…

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Student Progress Policy

Minnesota Department of Education Adult Basic Education http://mnabe.org/abe-law-policy/mn-abe-policies Effective October 1, 2007 Summary and Key Points Policy Summary: In order to receive ABE services or instruction, eligible students must have…

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Transitions Overview

Definition of Transition Transition is defined as:  “A change in status from behaving primarily as a student to assuming emergent adult roles in the community. These roles include employment, participating…

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Overview

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students.  Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, UDL can help refine why…

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Website Contributors

The following people provided their expertise in writing content for this website.  Thank you to all of the contributors!  Brandes, Sheila, CBISABE TeacherRobbinsdale Adult Academic ProgramCarey Wack, JaniceMinnesota Brain Injury…

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Interview Questions

Sample Interview Questions for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Student Name: First Language: Approximate language or literacy level: Educational goal: What do you know about the students’s level…

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