Unique Learning System logo

Standards-based curriculum for special education.

Unique Learning System is an online, dynamic, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Subscribers download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains 30 special education lesson plans and downloadable materials that teachers can readily implement into classroom learning activities. All materials are created using SymbolStix graphics. The unit lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks to accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities.

View Research

Unique Learning System logo

Standards Icon


Keep up with Common Core State Standards.

n2y uses instructional targets to bridge between standards and the special education curriculum content for students with special needs. Instructional Targets are aligned to the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Alignment to: Download

Six grade bands.

Grade bands help you select material that is age-appropriate and engaging to your students, no matter their developmental level. Select a grade level band that aligns to the chronological grade of your students:

Preschool Elementary Intermediate Middle School High School Transition
Preschool Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Grades 12+

Look at a sample:  Download View our topics

Age Icon




Students can participate at any level.

Unique curriculum provides a way for special education lessons to include ALL students in the same activity, with different levels of expectation.

Level 1: Students require maximum supports. Increasing participation is the main objective.

Level 2: Students may require picture support and other direct support in learning and the demonstration of comprehension.

Level 3: Students can read text, produce simple writing, perform basic math processes, and can independently demonstrate comprehension of modified learning information.

Track students' progress.

Unique GPS is a data collection center designed to identify individual student goals, preferences, and skills within educational learning tasks. All areas of assessment within the GPS have been created to accommodate students with complex learning needs. Assessment results are stored on the n2y secure website to allow for growth measures to be monitored over the years.

  • The Profile serves as an indicator of a student's current abilities in the Preschool, K-12 Learning or Transition areas. Each profile provides suggested levels and strategies for differentiating instruction.
  • Checkpoints provide pre- and post- assessment measures of monthly unit content and skill learning.
  • Benchmarking assessments enable teachers to gather baseline data and monitor progress in selected areas of reading, writing, and math.
  • Core Rubrics address transition readiness skills in the areas of employability, communication, self-advocacy, daily living, and social strategies.
  • Transition Planning is designed as a future planning tool for High School and Transition aged students.