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High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities


Join us to celebrate high expectations for students with low incidence disabilities and to support school staff and families who are working hard to make those expectations a reality in our current school environments. ​This annual statewide conference offers an opportunity to learn and engage with presenters who are recognized in the field, as well as colleagues from across the state, highlighting effective instructional strategies and interventions designed specifically for students with low incidence disabilities.

The 2022 HELIX Conference will be offered in a hybrid format - in person at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center or online through Zoom.



Conference Formats: Your Choice!

This year, the HELIX Conference offers participants a choice of two experiences – in person at the Penn Stater or virtually via zoom. Both options feature speakers who are recognized as experts in their field.

In-Person Experience

Join us at the Penn Stater for a front-row seat at presentations and workshops! HELIX’s in-person sessions will bring together teachers, administrators, families, and other school professionals to discuss current research and practice and engage with colleagues from across the state, as well as national experts.

Highlights of the In-Person Experience:

  • Access to In-Person Only Sessions
  • Network with colleagues from across the state
  • Hands-on workshops

Virtual Experience

If you are unable to attend the in-person conference in State College, join its virtual companion! Online HELIX will give you the opportunity to join many of the same sessions as the in-person experience, but from the convenience of your home or office.

Before registering, decide which option meets your needs. Our registration system will ask you to choose one type of registration, in-person only or virtual only. Once you choose your format, you will see the sessions that are available under that option. 

Registration Information  for In-Person Attendance

Registration Information for Virtual Attendance

Who Should Attend?

Staff who support students with low incidence disabilities (including intellectual disabilities) and may serve the following roles:

  • Family members

  • Special education teachers who support students with low incidence disabilities

  • Teachers of students with visually impairments/orientation and mobility specialists

  • Teachers of students with hearing loss

  • Speech therapists who serve students with complex communication needs

  • Supervisors and others who support programs for students with low incidence disabilities

  • Professionals who support students with an acquired brain injury