Connections Overview

The Connections program offers a comprehensive, evidenced based instructional program for junior high aged students who are mildly cognitively impaired and who require explicit instruction in English/Language Arts and Math. In addition, these students typically require community based instruction in life skills and activities of daily living.  Connections classrooms are based within grade level appropriate SASED member district school buildings. 


Students are determined to be eligible for the SASED Connections program through the IEP process in their home districts.  SASED programs are just one option in the continuum of supports, services and placements available to meet a student’s needs.

Curriculum and Instruction

The Connections program offers opportunities for inclusion to allow students time to interact and cooperate with their non-disabled peers.  This also affords the students an opportunity to practice using their social competencies while being exposed to the general curriculum.


SASED has made more information and resources available to community members, families, district representatives and professional staff.  Guests and families can access information through the Parent Resources link at the top of this page.  SASED district administrators and professional staff can access forms and information through the MySASED portal at the top of the page.

Contact Information

For additional information about Connections, please contact: