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Office Hours:

Please note office hours are intended to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, caregivers, parents, and students. Technical assistance is not legal advice. Specific questions concerning a student’s special education program or the laws relating to the provision of services in a child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program) should be directed to ConsultLine at 800-879-2301.


Testing your system:

Participants are encouraged to test your computers/devices prior to the date of the web conference using https://zoom.us/test, and to seek local assistance if you encounter difficulty.

Date/Time:  Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please email Lynda Lupp at llupp@pattan.net to schedule a meeting time.

Pre-Recorded Trainings:

*Be sure to visit the portion of this resource for Students with Cognitive Impairments and Alternate Eligible Content called “Vetted Resources” for additional supports beyond PaTTAN.


PaTTAN Pod Dr. Mims and Courtade - Access to Grade Level Content
A PaTTAN Pod with national leaders Dr. Pamela Mims and Dr. Ginevra Courtade discussing the how and why of teaching Reading, Math, Science, and Writing to students with significant cognitive disabilities.
 
PaTTAN Pod FAMILIES@THEMAX and PEAL Center
A PaTTAN Pod with two statewide networks that support families of students with disabilities discussing their work and how they can assist families. 
 
PaTTAN Pod - Communication All Day Long:  AAC in the Classroom with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite
 
PaTTAN Webinars on Accessing Alternate Eligible Content
View this page containing PaTTAN webinars providing professional development on accessing content (essentialization), planning instruction, setting goals/targets, collecting data on student performance, and IEP planning.

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Resources

Edutopia - 7 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching at Home 

National Center on Intensive Intervention - A Guide for Teachers to Support Students and Families 
Find resources such as guides, videos, tips, etc. to support the instruction and learning of students requiring intensive interventions. 

NEW - PaTTAN Family Resources Website for Complex Learners​ 
PaTTAN announces a new resource for families and general educators supporting complex learners at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.  This user-friendly website was created in collaboration with consultants supporting the educational initiatives of family engagement, intellectual and/or significant cognitive disabilities, multiple disabilities, sensory impairments and assistive technology and communication. 

PaTTAN recognizes that everyone is doing their best to manage work, self-care, children’s online education, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families and professionals supporting children with disabilities face additional challenges. You are not in this alone.  The website will be updated periodically, so families and general educators are encouraged to check back routinely to access additional resources.

Essentialized Examples for Reading and Math
Supported by PaTTAN and created by teachers these examples show how a piece of Reading or Math subject matter (AEC) may be presented to a student.  Examples show three levels of difficulty depending on a student’s strengths and needs.
 
Reading
Adapted Reading Books
More Adapted Reading Books
Tar Heel Reader Adapted Books
FREE Access for Parents to Curricular Resources  

Request a free trial of n2y (current events), Unique Learning Systems (subject lessons and activities) and other supports (Symbolstix and L3 games).  Materials and resources for reading and math are adapted to three levels of support based upon a student’s need.  Social studies and science are also available. 

MATH

FREE Access for Parents to Curricular Resources  
Request a free trial of n2y (current events), Unique Learning Systems (subject lessons and activities) and other supports (Symbolstix and L3 games).  Materials and resources for reading and math are adapted to three levels of support based upon a student’s need.  Social studies and science are also available. 

Games, Videos, and Recreation and Leisure

SWITCH ACCESSIBLE GAMES AND VIDEOS
   
EDUCATIONAL GAMES AND VIDEOS