Complex Support Needs

Educating Students with Complex Support Needs

“Students with complex support needs are those students with disabilities who comprise about 1 – 2 % of all students. These students most often are assessed via the PASA, rather than the PSSA, and may include students who have intellectual disabilities and/or may need life skills support, multiple disabilities support, autistic support or physical support; and also may require augmentative communication systems and assistive technology in order to access, participate and progress in learning.” (PaTTAN, 2012.)

Professional Development Resources from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

 

Students with Complex Support Needs Resources

Supporting the Implementation of Effective Instructional Practices Aligned to Pennsylvania Standards

 

PaTTAN Conference Presentations (video chapters and presentation slides included):

Including Students With Complex Support Needs (March, 2012)

Designing Standards Aligned Instruction for Students with Complex Support Needs (October 2011)

Educating Students with Complex Support Needs in a Standards-Aligned Sytem (August 2010)

Alignment of Standards-Based Instruction and Functional Skills (August 2010)

 

Click on the following links to view videos of interviews with teachers and parents, as well segments of classroom lessons produced through the Inclusive “Best Practices” Project.

Educating Students with Complex Support Needs Videos, 2011-12

Educating Students with Complex Support Needs Videos, 2008-10