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Past Events: September 20, 2010: Low Incidence Affinity Group Online Meeting

Presenter & Facilitator: Janet M. Sloand, Ed.D., Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network PaTTAN

Topic:  This low incidence affinity session will highlight the work that Pennsylvania has done related to the National Agendas for Students with Visual Impairments and Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The session will walk you through the goals and outcomes designed specifically by stakeholders in Pennsylvania and how the state is using the Pennsylvania Agendas to collect and use data to inform the educational results for students with low incidence disabilities. NOTES from the Call

Materials and Resources:

Pennsylvania’s Approach to Ensuring Positive Educational Outcomes for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities PPT [Sep. 2010] Janet M. Sloand, Ed.D., Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network PaTTAN

Pennsylvania’s Approach to the National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Deafblindness, and Visual and Multiple Disabilities. PDF

Pennsylvania Agenda for Students Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deafblind. PDF

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LIA Sessions  - Content Areas to be covered in 2010: 
We will be discussing how to:
1. Map out the SEA, IHE, LEA systems to see if there is coherence. Then create appropriate linkages between LEAs, SEAs, and IHEs.
2. Determine the issues LEAs are facing related to students with significant needs.
3. Look at data to determine other needs in your state related to students with significant needs.
4. Use resources to meet those needs.
5. Examine access to the general curriculum and opportunity to respond for students with significant needs.
6. Create systems that ensure that vulnerable and high needs students receive instruction and other types of support from capable providers.

As this group determines specific areas of need, we will bring in the appropriate speakers.