Family Resources for Students with Complex Learning Needs

It is recognized that everyone is doing their best to manage work, self-care, children’s online education, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families and professionals supporting children with disabilities face additional challenges. You are not in this alone. The PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), in collaboration with the Bureau of Special Education, has created this website for families and general educators supporting complex learners in virtual learning. For the purpose of this website, a complex learner is a child, youth, or young adult with an intellectual or significant cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, and/or sensory impairment.

For questions regarding support of complex learners or to suggest a resource, send an email to: .

*The linkages and resources from this web site to the web site of another party are suggestions and do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network.

New Resources!

Choosing Accessible Grade-Level Texts for Use in Inclusive Classrooms (TIES Center)

Creating Accessible Grade-Level Texts for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms (TIES Center)

Active Learning Space - Dr. Lilli Nielsen's techniques that emphasize simple ways to change the environment so that a child becomes an "active learner".

Active Learning Space-Family Page - Tips and ideas for using an active learning approach at home.