Montgomery County Public Schools

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Parent Guide to Special Education → Services → School age: Elementary and Secondary Services → Inclusion (video)


Learning for Independence (LFI) Services

The Learning for Independence services are designed for students with complex learning and cognitive needs, including mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Services support the implementation of the Fundamental Life Skills (FLS) curriculum, or a combination of the FLS and accommodated general education curricula. Students are provided with many opportunities for interaction with general education peers, including inclusion in general education classes as appropriate, peer tutoring, and extracurricular activities. They learn functional life skills and functional academics in the context of the general school environment and in community settings. Community-based instruction and vocational training are emphasized at the secondary level so that students are prepared for the transition into the world of work upon graduation or exit from the school system.