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Special education teacher in metro Detroit gets creative after pandemic disrupts job site training

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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At the Western Wayne Skill Center, independence is the goal. The program within Garfield Community School in Livonia helps students who have cognitive impairments, ages 18 to 26, learn valuable skills.

The program within Garfield Community School in Livonia helps students who have cognitive impairments, ages 18 to 26, learn valuable skills. "We teach them job skills, they're also learning problem-solving, how to work with others, how to take direction, how to correct their work when they make a mistake, and working through any issues that all of us workers come across on a day to day basis," said Western Wayne Skill Center teacher Amy Munday.

Photos courtesy Skill-ful DesignsDarrien Daske, a Western Wayne Skill Center student, agrees that the transformation is satisfying and that he feels like he's done a "very nice job. "Those beautifully refinished pieces are then sold on the Skill-ful Designs Facebook page, with the money going to help fund events and activities for the students.

Photos courtesy Skill-ful DesignsWhile Amy says she hopes Skill-ful Designs continues after the pandemic, she says Western Wayne Skill Center is still looking for more community partners for that on-the-job training.

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