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Subject: Curriculum for Students with Significant Disabilities
Source: Barbara Stevens, Assistant Superintendent, State Schools for Severely Handicapped

Intended Audience: School Administrators and Directors of Special Education

Date: February 6, 2007

The State Schools for Severely Handicapped (SSSH), which serves over 1,000 students in Missouri who have severe disabilities, has just completed an extensive revision of its curriculum. This curriculum was designed by individuals who specialize in educating students who have severe disabilities. SSSH would like to ensure that you are aware of the availability of this curriculum for your use with your students who
have severe disabilities.

This curriculum contains six content areas (Mathematic, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Health/PE, and Science) and is divided into grade spans: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade span contains authentic life skills and suggestions for authentic learning activities.
In the areas of Communication Arts and Mathematics, MAP-A alternate performance indicators (API) are included that align with the GLEs.
This entire curriculum is available for your district's use at the SSSH website:  http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/stateschools/CurriculumIndex2.html. You will be informed of any future revisions to this curriculum.

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