Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program: SEL Process


Course Description

The Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program program (SIPP) was created to “address the autistic community’s employment crisis and the forecast[ed] shortage of technicians in the aeronautics industry over the next twenty years.” SIPP is a “prototypal transition pathway program for those on the autism spectrum who share a common passion for aeronautics.” The primary goals of this program are to prepare students for success in higher education and to enter the workforce in advanced technician roles. This program is a partnership between NPF Nexus and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. The program runs for 12 months. There is a 6-week orientation, two academic semesters, and a 6-week residency experience.

Collection Description
This collection is composed of documents that highlight the SIPP’s social-emotional learning (SEL) and life skills learning process of concepts, skills, and attitudes. The SEL curriculum uses short lessons, a community of conscience, instructor models, naturalistic teaching opportunities, a feedback loop, student engagement through journaling, reflections, prompts, tools/guided worksheets, role-play situations, vignettes, and student self-monitoring.

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Eleanore Bednarsh

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