Currently, there are seven Special Day Class (SDC) classrooms at Lattice: an elementary level classroom, a middle school level classroom, two high school level classrooms, and two transition level classrooms. Instruction is very structured with sessions typically ranging from 20 to 25 minutes in length, alternated with “break” periods of 5 to 10 minutes. Although the areas of instruction are specified within each student’s IEP, common curriculum includes the following:


Academic Skills:

  • Phonics and sight reading programs

  • Reading comprehension/spelling/writing/dictionary skills

  • Basic math facts and operations/money/time

  • Handwriting/personal information

  • Social skills instruction

  • Community access skills such as using public transportation, banking

  • Additional independent living skills such as cooking, and grooming

Functional Skills:

  • Communication skills using verbal and picture systems (PECS)

  • Pre-vocational and vocational training

  • Independent living skills such as toileting, grooming and dining

  • Pedestrian safety skills


All Lattice students ages 14 to 22 years may participate in the WorkAbility I program. Students receive training in vocational skills in a variety of training environments. Both on-site and off- site training provides students with flexibility to learn skills in a variety of environments as their skills and independence develops. WorkAbility I supports students in learning skills targeted for future adult programs.