Teaching of Attitude, Social Skills, and Communication (TASC) classes are designed to provide intensive supports and services for students in Grades 1-12 who have moderate to severe cognitive (intellectual) and developmental disabilities. TASC programming teaches students functional living skills. There is focus on communication, appropriate social interactions, and the students’ unique sensory needs. The program works to assist students to be as independent as possible in their home, school, and community environments. This is done by helping the student to develop their skills for communication, functional academics, play and leisure, work, and functional living, as well as their health and safety awareness. Individual student needs are identified through the use of an assessment tool that helps to determine learning priorities. A modified curriculum is then implemented based on the individual needs of each student. Students in the TASC class are included in whole school activities (assemblies) as well as age appropriate learning such as music, art, library, and gym when appropriate. A TASC class is a small group setting within a community school. It typically has up to 6 students and is staffed with one teacher and two full time educational assistants as well as a lunch room assistant.