MANASQUAN — Special needs students from Manasquan High School [MHS] took a field trip to a local flower shop for a special work experience program on Monday, April 3.
The students, supervised by MHS teacher Kristen Minutoli, visited Love Flower, located on 213 Parker Avenue for, “a special program for students with disabilities who would benefit from life skills, community based instruction and work based learning rather than traditional academics,” Ms. Minutoli said.
“This was so much fun and very therapeutic for them as well,” she said. “We take trips like this often, almost weekly, to expose our kids to different types of potential employment opportunities and take trips such as bowling, arcade and restaurants for leisure.”
The students are a part of the Academy class of MHS, which in turn is a part of the Center for Learning Independence [CLI]. Ms. Minutoli said “The goal of this program is to help our students learn the skills they need as they transition into adulthood. These skills include time management, managing money, work skills, communication and daily living skills.”
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