2018 HELIX Conference: High Expectations for Students With Low Incidence Disabilities

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Session Dates

Monday November 12, 2018 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM


The 2018 HELIX Conference stands for high expectations for students with low incidence disabilities. HELIX will provide four days of in-depth sessions focusing on the instructional, assessment, and planning needs of students with visual impairment, who are Deaf-Blind, with hearing loss, with intellectual disabilities, who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, and/or with complex communication needs. State and national experts in their fields will engage teachers, administrators, therapists, and family members in comprehensive learning that focuses on strategies and skills that can be applied in service to high expectations for all our students. 

Objectives - Participants will:

  • Identify research-based strategies for teaching students with low incidence disabilities.
  • Identify two ways that one’s current practices could be enhanced by strategies learned during the conference.
  • Identify instructional and technology resources to increase the communication and language skills of students with low incidence disabilities.

Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.  Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual's Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Low Incidence

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Patricia Sublette

Event Contact:


Kristin Starosta

Additional Info

Registration and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m., November 1, 2018. If you wish to register after October 22, contact Lorraine Byer, lbyer@pattan.net