First post on these forums, so please bear with me. I am beginning a new position at my school as a special education teacher (was previously a 1:1 ABA program implementer with individual students). Our school is a private school that uses applied behavior analytics to stabilize behavior and increase academic achievement to prepare students for reintegration into less restrictive settings. All of our students are severely behaviorally disordered and this has damaged their academic progress. They are generally referrals from public school districts that are not equipped to meet their needs or handle their behavior. Many, but not all, of our students have diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders. Our instruction is primarily one-to-one, and as the student progresses and reaches suitable behavioral and academic benchmarks for transition back to their school districts, they are gradually moved to small-group instruction that more closely resembles traditional classroom environments. In my new position, I have been tasked with, among other things, locating a mathematics curriculum that is appropriate to our students with consumer math goals in their IEPs. We currently use Remedia Publications' "Real Life Math" series' Menu Math, Market Math, and Department Store Math, and Alpha Omega Publications' Checks & Balances curriculum. What I need is something in between the two, in terms of level of difficulty/complexity...many of our students who have progressed beyond the more simple operations in Menu, Market, and Department Store Math are not yet ready for the more complex, simulated banking transactions, account reconciliation/balancing, etc. in the Checks & Balances program. There is a gap in between the two styles of curriculum that I need to try to fill. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with a hands-on, real-life simulation style of math program that would be appropriate for students 14-18 with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral issues, and teaches skills for generalization in making community purchases and other independent living goals. Thanks, in advance! I'm not working with a large team, here, so others' experience is very important to me for brainstorming!