Subject or Grade: ABLE/DIALS Transition Program
The ABLE/DIALS programs are designed to assist students in acquiring skills necessary to take a more independent and active role in completing daily living tasks and prepare them for transition from the school system into supported post-secondary adult life.
Young adults in the program will participate in intensive life skills instruction in real life settings. On campus lessons are facilitated in an apartment like setting where the students are provided with hands-on activities designed to promote skill development and increased independence.
Classroom lessons are also presented to provide focused task analysis instruction covering a variety of adult life skills concepts.
In addition, community based instruction is provided through regular community outings. During these outings the young adults gain experience in accessing and utilizing various community sites while practicing concepts learned in class.
My name is Mrs. Kelly Hillman. I graduated from Arizona State University in Special Education “Go Sun Devils!”, and I have my Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Human Relations / Counseling. I have taught for 12 ½ years at Gilbert High School in the Academic SCILLS setting and started in the transition program at Highland High School 2016 / 2017 school year.
I am a Gilbert native and a second generation teacher. I have a four year old son named Hayes who is full of life and is curious about everything, asking many “why” questions. I also have a 20 month old daughter named Makenzie who loves to explore, and tries to do everything her older brother does. They both keep my husband and I on our toes, but would not change a thing. In my “spare time” I love reading a good book, traveling, hanging out with family and friends, or exploring Target.