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ISR134 Job experience students with autism

project description

Keshet (= rainbow) High School in Jerusalem has several kinds of students: Arabic, Jewish and secular. Education at this school is based on concepts like including, dialogue and sharing life. Keshet offers students with special needs the possi­bility to assimilate in school. The school trains students with autism through job experience and video­coa­ching till the end of their school career. This enables the students to become autonomic and find an employment more easily.

why this project?

This indepence project is the ultimate example of Keshet High School’s mission: inclusion, accep­tance and equal oppor­tu­nities.  Assimi­lating students with special needs, like an autism spectrum disorder, is a logic next step. Specific teachers work together with their collegues to assist these students assimi­lating in school. Students with autism who are almost finishing their school career start with a job experience trained by the teachers involved.

impact

Video­coa­ching is very effective. Seeing themselves back on video the students grow in confi­dence and self-reliance. The job experience contri­butes to get a job. Because of the success of the indepence project other schools are interested in Keshet’s way of instruction and education. Meanwhile teachers exchange what they have learned.

what can we learn?

Everyone may join! Acting like that requests an extra effort but the ones with less chances will get the same oppor­tu­nities as others.

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