This essential text and practitioner guide is unique in its emphasis on fostering academic learning as well as life skills. In-depth chapters cover reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as health care needs, communication and social skills, daily living, and job skills. The expert authors present research-based best practices for assessing each student's needs and crafting individualized education plans that build a strong foundation for life in the community. User-friendly features include engaging vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducible checklists and forms. The text is a contemporary follow-up to Diane M. Browder's widely adopted Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.