September 2021 Meeting Agenda

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2020-21 Meeting Dates

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Oct 6

Nov 3

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Jan 5

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PaTTAN Training Announcement - The Special Education Process for Families

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following webinar opportunity:

The Special Education Process for Families

Date: 3/29/21
Location: Zoom Webinar

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

There is a lot to know about the process by which children are identified as having a disability and in need of special education and related services. This session will cover the legal basis for special education, questions around parental referrals, and the significance of parental communication among other things to give a big picture of the Special Education Process for families.

Presenter(s): Amira Hill-Yancy and Kim Jenkins

Credit(s): This event is not eligible for credit.

Registration Information:
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: https://www.pattan.net/events/

For content related information and questions, please contact Amira Hill-Yancy, PaTTAN East at 800-441-3215 or ayancy@pattan.net.

For general registration information and questions, please contact Debra Jordan, PaTTAN East at 800-441-3215, ext 7224 or djordan@pattan.net.
 

February 2021 Meeting Agenda

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January 2021 Meeting Agenda

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Special Education Scholarship Availability, Resources for Veterans

Robert Morris

In this issue:

  • Thank you! Special Education Conference Success
  • Did you know about the Trees Scholarship?  
  • Supporting Students With Intensive Needs 
  • Resources for Educators and Families 

Special Education Conference Success!

Though we weren't able to come together physically, on Monday, October 12, more than 200 educators from across Pennsylvania gathered on-line to participate in RMU's inaugural special education conference, presented by the Education Department and the department's Trees Network. Sessions included presentations on engaging parents and students virtually, trauma informed care, equity in special education and much more. Participating educators were able to earn continuing education credit. Save the date for our next conference, Monday, October 11, 2021! 
 

Trees Scholarship Students  

Did you know the Trees Network provides scholarships to first-year students studying special education at Robert Morris University? Trees scholarship students provide services to families and participate in experiential learning opportunities. 

This semester's students have worked with assistive technology, creating visual schedules and communication boards for local students, helped produce the first annual Trees Network special education conference and so much more!

The RMU Trees Network Student Scholarship is a highly competitive $5,000/year scholarship available to full-time freshmen students pursuing special education teacher certification. Scholars will dedicate 10 hours a week per semester to the Trees Network.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains a 3.25 GPA, maintains full-time status, and demonstrates satisfactory performance to the RMU Trees Network.

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • achieved a high school cumulative GPA greater than 3.50
  • demonstrate a strong desire to work with students with intellectual disabilities and their families
  • been accepted to RMU and placed a deposit
  • not a recipient of any other half or full scholarship (i.e. honors, WLMP, or athletic)

Applications are due by February 15th. For information on the Trees Scholarship or other education programs, contact Dr. Vicki Donne. 

Supporting Students With Intensive Needs 

During Spring 2020, educators quickly adapted to providing interventions and collecting data virtually despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents were critical partners in supporting opportunities for students with intensive needs to practice and receive feedback and sharing what was working and when changes are needed. During Fall 2020, educators are providing virtual, in-person, and hybrid intervention with an ongoing need to engage with and support parents and families. While the context and environment may have changed, the focus on providing high-quality interventions with validated practices, monitoring student progress, and adapting and intensifying supports based on student data continues to be applicable across virtual, in-person, or hybrid models.

Click on the header to find resources from the National Center for Intensive Intervention organized by topic area. Many of these resources were developed by educators participating in a community of practice in spring 2020. They include example lessons, implementation videos, tip sheets, and data collection strategies.  ​

Robert Morris University salutes our veterans. For ADA-related information relevant to those who have served, click here. 
 

Resources for Educators & Families 

 

OSEP Guidance for Early Intervention 
RMU Trees Network Resource Database
Post-Secondary Transition Planning Guide  
Building Engagement With Distance Learning
PAttan: Family Resources for Complex Learners
Protecting Student Privacy and Advancing Digital Equity
 

Copyright © 2020 Robert Morris University Dept of Education, All rights reserved.
 

October 2020 Meeting Agenda

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PaTTAN Training Announcement - Person Driven Planning for Life after High School - Meeting the Needs of All

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following training opportunity

Person Driven Planning for Life after High School – Meeting the Needs of All
Youth engagement in transition planning is critical to ensuring that students have a voice in the development of their IEP and take an active role in their career development and post-secondary goal planning process. Person Driven Planning (PDP) grew out of a commitment to inclusion as a social goal. Intentionally designed as an inclusive process, PDP is an attempt to ensure that individuals take charge of their plans. This webinar series will explore Person Driven Planning, tools for engaging in the practice, the importance of benefits counseling in the plan development, and promising practices in Pennsylvania.

Why Person Driven Planning? Not About Us Without Us
October 27, 2020 (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Person Driven Planning is based on ensuring that individuals with disabilities not only have a voice in, but also take charge of their own transition planning. During this webinar, components of Person Driven Planning will be discussed. Conversations about why it is so critical to implement for students with disabilities of transition age will also be shared.

Tools for Person Driven Planning
December 15, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
There are many different tools that can be used in Person Driven Planning. This webinar will review several different tools for IEP teams to consider, including: Life Course Tools; Making Action Plans (MAPS); Planning for Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH); and Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work (ReNEW). Each tool will be described by a person trained in its use. Presenters will share their experiences and field questions from participants.

Benefits Counseling – Key to the Plan
February 16, 2021 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers disability benefits for more than 8.5 million people. Depending on the type of benefits, payments may go to qualifying family members of the disabled person. Webinar participants will learn about the social security eligibility factors, basic information on how to apply for social security, and the information and documents needed to complete the application. Although the SSA offices are currently closed to the public, questions can be answered by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting our site www.ssa.gov.

Empowering Youth in PA - Resources for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy
April 20, 2021 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Self-determination and self-advocacy are more than just buzz words; they are critical to post-school success. During this webinar evidenced-based practices and resources for youth, families, and stakeholders to increase youth-centered practices through the introduction of the Transition Discoveries Youth Development Toolkit.

REGISTRATION
Please register online by visiting the PaTTAN website at www.pattan.net.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar, including the Zoom link.

No continuing education credit (Act 48) will be offered. Certificates of Attendance will be available 30 days after each event.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions regarding registration, contact:
PaTTAN Pittsburgh – Paula Quinn, pquinn@pattanpgh.net, 412-826-6880

For questions regarding content, contact:
PaTTAN Pittsburgh – Hillary Mangis, hmangis@pattanpgh.net, 412-826-6878

September 2020 Meeting Agenda

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Meeting ID: 991 1201 1232

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