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Introduction - Explore your Community and have fun while you're doing it!

Explore Your Community

Essential skills for independent living

Explore Your Community teaches a wide range of independent living skills by focusing on 24 community oriented lessons. Covers the basics like Operating an Elevator and Dining in a Fast Food Restaurant, as well as Riding a Bus and Asking for HelpExplore Your Community is a blended curriculum, seamlessly integrating print materials with video, software, and a iPad app. This blended approach increases student engagement while helping you teach students with varying abilities and learning preferences.


  • 24 sequenced lessons
  • Multi-year curriculum
  • Designed for adolescents and adults
  • Age-appropriate content and graphics
  • Accommodations for nonreaders
  • Video modeling DVD Video, print-based, and role playing activities
  • Social skill emphasis
  • PDF with Classroom License for printouts

The Introductory Kit includes a Student Book; DVD; Instructor’s Guide with a PDF on Win/Mac CD and a Classroom License for printouts; Community Success Software and Community Success iPad App.

The Classroom Kit includes a total of eight Student Books, plus all other items in the Introductory Kit.

Extra Student Books are also sold separately.

ISBN: 1-57861-684-0

ProductItem No.PriceQty.
Explore Your Community Introductory KitEYC-12W
Explore Your Community Classroom KitEYC-22W
Explore Your Community Student BooksEYC-01W


The print component features a heavily illustrated Student Book with problem solving and comprehension quizzes. Activities are presented in a consistent sequence: anticipatory questions, vocabulary, 2-page essay, step-by-step photos, and activity-specific social skills.
The Instructor’s Guide includes lesson plans, student performance checklists, community extension activities, and role play scenarios. The 24 video segments on DVD present each activity step-by-step with narrators highlighting important points and relevant social skills.
The Community Success Software and Community Success ipad App, also sold separately, meld the Student Book with the videos into easy-to-navigate multimedia programs.

Written by Don Bastian. Explore Your Community Student Book: spiralbound, full color, 254 pgs. Instructor’s Guide: spiralbound, black and white, 108 pages, includes a Win/Mac CD with a PDF, image library and Classroom License for printouts. Community Explorer DVD: 60 min., CC, SDH Subtitles, 2009.

Explore Your Community is also part of our Curriculum Solution: Transition.