This SIG is devoted to the discussion of special education needs of offenders in correctional education settings. They monitor current legislative issues impacting funding and staff requirements, new techniques for assessing the learning needs of students, and training for educators working with this population.
Just wondering if there are others out there who do what I do. I work in a Federal Penitentiary with inmates having 'special needs', including FASD affected inmates. I work in a shop setting similar to the older style of Industrial Arts Shop. The shop is a cross of vocational, occupational therapy and intervention sometimes assisted by psychology and psychiatry. My shop is part of the 'Academic' school in the prison so I work closely with the Special Ed' teacher. I also use inmate tutors in a peer support role.