Authentic Community Connection for a Special Ed Project

We talk often about what Project Based Learning does for instruction, but what about its effect in and around the community? Recently, a group of students in the OCM BOCES 12:1:1 STAR classroom (Skills Toward Adult Responsibility), led by an exceptional teacher and teaching assistants, completed a project to practice standards for writing and speaking, while also learning about civic participation as part of the social studies curriculum.