27. Inclusion is FAB-ulous: Introducing the Framework for Access and Belonging

Speaker: Lisa Russo, Jeff Mathieson, Kristin Starosta

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Session Description:
The Supplementary Aids and Services Consideration Toolkit has undergone a renovation by prioritizing areas for brainstorming and planning, facilitating all team members’ input, including the student, and enabling action planning and follow up support. The resulting process is called the Framework for Action and Belonging (FAB), and consists of surveying team members, developing a plan for implementation and monitoring the student’s progress. During the session, participants will be provided with an overview of the foundational concepts of the FAB process and a tour of the revised components, including surveys, the online application, and brainstorming and teaming tools.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych
Audience: All conference attendees

Speaker Bios:
Jeff Mathieson is an educational consultant with PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network).  Jeff supports the State Personnel Development Grants of Path to Graduation (P2G) and State Systemic Improvement Planning (SSIP).  He also serves as the State Lead for the Inclusive Practices Initiative.  Prior to joining the PaTTAN team in 2019, Jeff served as an Elementary Principal in the Butler Area School District.  He also worked as a Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal in the Shenango Area School District and began his career as an elementary teacher in the Moniteau School District.  Whether serving in the role of consultant, school leader, or teacher; Jeff believes that every classroom should be a source of encouragement and inspiration for our children, so that every child will experience access and opportunity within his/her learning environment.

Email: jmathieson@pattan.net
Kristin Starosta is an educational consultant with PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network), with a focus on Low Incidence and Inclusive Practices Initiatives. Prior to working at PaTTAN, she was a Training and Consulting Staff (TaC) with Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, working primarily with schools implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). She began her educational career in special education as a teacher of students with intellectual/developmental disabilities at an approved private school for students with behavioral challenges, and has also worked as a behavior consultant, grant coordinator, and adjunct instructor at Lehigh University.

Email: kstarosta@pattan.net