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Taught by experts in the field of inclusion, our workshops give teachers the insight and resources to help students with disabilities to learn alongside their peers in a general education classroom. From adaptive techniques for teaching to smart physical design, we’ve got it covered.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

This Chair Is Just Right! Understanding Sensory Processing as Part of Universal Design

Apply the basics of good sensory processing and learn how to transform each classroom for success using key design solutions and furniture/equipment selections. Perfect for architects and facilities planners

Adaptive Techniques for Elementary Art

Explore art materials and techniques that provide a foundation of adaptive strategies that can be used across all media for all adaptive needs.

Sensory Solutions in the Classroom

Learn how to transform your classroom for success and get practical strategies for staying on task, transitioning, preventing meltdowns, and more. A favorite for teachers, therapists, and related service providers

Practical Inclusion Strategies

Learn specific strategies, principles, and options for setting up an inclusive classroom that will benefit students with special needs as well their general education peers. Ideal for special education and general education teachers

Adaptive Techniques for MS and HS Art Students

Discover art adaptations that can build on the foundations of adaptive strategies, focusing on the changing social, physical and emotional needs of developing older students.

Inclusive PE: Strategies for Including All Students in Physical Education

Learn strategies for adapting activities and equipment and how to modify lesson plans for skill-based instruction that better meets the needs of your students.

A Practical Approach to Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs)

Get simple tips for setting up your room, keeping data, and training staff, and see examples of basic component pieces and how they work. Great for teachers, therapists and support staff

10 Terrific Tips to Build Strong Fine Motor Skills

Review the basic components of the senses – especially how vision, movement, touch, and body awareness form the foundation for all fine motor skills – in this fun, interactive training. Great for early childhood educators

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