Programming for students with multiple disabilities focuses on preparing students to achieve their potential as contributing members of the community. MDE and IEP team members develop a post-school vision of each student based on his/her profile by strengths, needs, and interests. An education plan is individualized to enable the student to achieve the outcomes required to attain this post-school vision and optimally contribute to the community. Related services are provided as necessary.
The curriculum addresses daily living skills, functional academics, communication, socialization, language arts, leisure activities, community living, and prevocational and vocational training.
Class routines and daily activities engage the students in functional activities whereby they learn to utilize skills in an integrated and meaningful manner. The CAIU MDS program works in association with community agencies, such as MH/ID and OVR, to facilitate the students' successful transition into the community.