Noblesville SchoolsSpecial Education Department
Noblesville Schools’ Special Education Department provides services for students that need intense help to achieve the same goals as our general education students. These students usually require help to access the functions of life that many of us access without the need for assistance. Project Life is a program that focuses on developing students' functional academic, social, independent living and vocational skills. These skills are required for these students to have opportunities to be responsible, independent, and productive contributors to society while improving each student's overall quality of life. Students in the Project Life program participate in a variety of activities to promote independence, self-advocacy, social, communication and vocational skills while participating in authentic opportunities to access the greater Noblesville community. The opportunity to authentically participate in the community allows the Project Life program to develop contributing members of society. Project Life is a curriculum with high school courses aligned to provide students with the opportunity to earn certification, employment, and a level of independent living and productivity in the community. Project Life is also an Early Childhood thru eighth grade curriculum that gives students the prerequisite skills needed to function independently as a high school student.
Project Life courses (below) provide a continuum of services to develop the functional lifeskills needed for success in the community:
Executive Functioning I (student independently conducts self in a reliable, responsible, accountable manner),
Executive Functioning II (student evaluates opportunities and options to make decisions and take actions for the purpose of achieving personal goals and desired outcomes),
Financial Literacy and Money Management (student manages valuable weekly finance),
People Skills (student engages, interacts and gets along with other adults in a variety of situations),
Career Preparation and Safety Techniques (student obtains and sustains employment),
Recreation, Leisure and Safety (student obtains new experiences/building confidence and competencies),
Navigation and Travel (students travel safely and effectively to a variety of chosen destinations),
Digital Citizenship (student utilizes technology responsibility to access information and communicate socially and professionally).
All students in the Project Life program will eventually participate in Project Work. Project Work is a transitional skills internship program that teaches students to become as independent as possible in the authentic world of work. Along with community partners (Riverview Health, Agape' Therapeutic Riding Center and Janus Developmental Services), Noblesville Schools provides opportunities for students to develop the interview, portfolio development and work skills needed to be successful. Each student is provided an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) that is the guide to success in their college/career endeavors after Noblesville Schools. To learn more Project Work