Building Your Future

Heidi Retzer and Dan Heisdorf
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Heidi Retzer and Dan Heisdorf

Publication Date: 2005

Contents: 250 Pages,  8.5" x 11", softcover

Reading Level: 3-5

Interest Level: 6-12

  • Reproducible Activities
  • Checklists
  • Ideas for Individual Projects

Help students with learning differences prepare for the transition form school to life after school with this comprehensive curriculum. Written for middle school and high school students and adults.


The program is divided into 11 units. Each unit includes key vocabulary to target what students need to know in order to fully comprehend what they are reading. Also includes checklists, additional information, activity sheets for students to complete, and ideas for individual projects.

Real-World Featured Topics

  • Determining Interests
  • Understanding IEPs
  • Exploring Careers
  • Completing a Job Application
  • Choosing Personal References
  • Interviewing
  • Understanding What College is Really Like
  • Understanding Paychecks & Job Benefits
  • Being a Good Employee
  • Leaving a Job
  • Understanding Banking & Budgeting

Unit Titles

  • Getting to Know Yourself
  • Self-Determination
  • Exploring Your Career Options
  • Post-Secondary Options
  • Establishing Goals
  • Applying for a Job
  • Starting a New Job
  • Employer Expectations
  • Leaving a Job
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Your Money

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