For service providers and parents living and working with students and young children with:
- Blindness or visual impairment
- Deafness and hearing loss
- Intellectual disabilities
- Multiple disabilities
- Traumatic brain injury
- Complex support needs
The Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement will focus on topics related to serving students and young children with deafness and hearing loss, deaf-blindness, blindness, visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, complex support needs, and multiple disabilities. Sessions focused on adapted physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and a broad range of assistive technology for students with low incidence disabilities are also included.
Sessions designated as Great Start, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, are designed for those living and working with children with sensory impairments, birth through age 6.
Who Should Attend
Parents, teachers, speech and language clinicians, audiologists, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, consultants, service coordinators, and administrators working with students with deafness and hearing loss, deaf-blindness, blindness, visual impairments, multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and/or complex support needs
This Is an Earth-Friendly Event
All session handouts will be posted on this website prior to the institute. We encourage you to download and/or print the handouts. Wireless access will be available to participants at this event. Paper copies of handouts available on the website will not be provided at the institute. We appreciate your assistance in promoting an earth-friendly event this year at the Low Incidence Institute.
To promote opportunities for networking among families, a lounge will be provided for families to meet.
Coding of Sessions
The sessions have been coded to indicate appropriateness for various interest areas. Every session (except one Monday evening session specifically for parents) is appropriate for teachers and administrators, so no code has been used to indicate those groups. Please read the session descriptions carefully to determine if the content will be helpful to you specifically; the codes are merely for use as a quick reference guide, since only you can determine if a session will provide content that is helpful to you.
- OT (Occupational Therapy)
- PT (Physical Therapy)
- APE (Adapted Physical Education)
- AT (Assistive Technology)
- CSN (Complex Support Needs)
- DHH (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
- F (Family)
- VI (Visual Impairments)
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- DB (Deaf-Blind)
- SLP (Speech/Language Pathology)