25 units that are focused specifically towards students with mild to moderate cognitive impairment who need a functional life skills curriculum focus. Each unit contains goals, discussion points, group discussion questions, suggested daily activities,daily student assignments, suggested community integration activities for the unit, vocabulary/reading words, a word search, a role-playing scenario, and content and reading/vocabulary assessments for each unit. There is a Learning about America segment that has 50 assessments/word searches (one for each state) as well as a message of how we have implemented this component to the Framework. A Functional Life Skills Checklist as well as a comprehensive Life Skills Domain Assessment adds a valuable data tool for special education teachers to share with parents and other intake staff. Unit topics include: Personal Hygiene, Money skills, Communication/Phone skills, Life's Transitions, Citizenship, Character, Successful Relationships, Social Skills, Community Safety, Independent Living, Internet Safety, Public Transportation, Communication Skills, Time Management, Employment Skills, Government, Healthy Choices, Shopping Skills, Personal Accountability, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Leisure/Recreation, Taking care of the Environment, Community and World awareness, Food Preparation, First Aid, and Severe Weather.Suggestions for how to implement the material is included. 15 Character Education topics with role plays and assessments are also included.The Framework provides instructional structure as well as a source of assessment/data; both of which can be a challenge for special education teachers of students with diverse needs needing a life skills curriculum. This is a life skills system that will give you a base and structure for instruction as well as assessment for your students at a fraction of the cost of other life skills curriculums that are out there. This product provides a framework that you can build upon,supplement, and refine as you move forward to meet the individual needs of your students.