2022 HELIX Virtual Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

13. PANDAS, PANS and Related Disorders: What It Is and How It Impacts Children and Families

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Session Dates

Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Webinar


In this session, participants will review definitions, diagnostic criteria and recent scientific discoveries related to Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). Participants will explore the ways in which PANDAS, PANS and related disorders such as autoimmune encephalitis impact functioning for both children and families. Throughout the session, participants will apply knowledge gained in completing case-based problem-solving activities to identify and discuss strategies for supporting both students and families.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define PANDAS and PANS and describe common symptoms of each disorder.
  • Identify the impact of PANDAS, PANS or related disorders on functioning.
  • Complete problem-solving activities in order to identify strategies for working with affected children and families.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Patricia Rice Doran Ed.D.

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta