Footsteps Toward the Future: Implementing a Real-World Curriculum for Students with Developmental Disabilities

Bouck, E. C., Taber-Doughty, T., & Savage, M. N.
2015

The ninth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Footsteps Toward the Future, provides an overview of and strategies when implementing a real-world curriculum for students with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities. “Real-world” curricula incorporate instruction in skills that support students in living independently and functioning successfully in an inclusive society: living, working, and having fun. Chapters in the book delve into the components of such instruction, discuss how to incorporate real-world skill training within academic settings, and explore effective community-based instruction and collaboration. Full of strategies, tools, and advice, Footsteps Toward the Future is both a valuable resource on real-world curricula and a “must-have” addition to every educator’s instructional planning toolkit.

Available here: CEC Catalog
Citation: Bouck, E. C., Taber-Doughty, T., & Savage, M. N. (2015). Footsteps toward the future: Implementing a real-world curriculum for students with developmental disabilities. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.