ARPDC Professional Development Resources
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Resources to Support Low Incidence Population

These resources are intended to provide professional learning for professionals working with Children and Youth in the Low Incidence Population.

To see resources specific to Complex Communication Needs (CCN), Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH), or Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) see the related resources at the bottom of this page.

Video Index

Webinar: From Presence to Contribution: A Family’s Journey Towards an Inclusive Life

When her daughter Maggie was diagnosed with significant disabilities, her future appeared grim and isolated. Including her in the regular classroom has been a complex journey. However, after meeting adults with significant disabilities who were receiving support to lead ordinary but enviable lives, their family began to form a vision for Maggie’s future and their idea of “inclusion” began to broaden and transform. Erin shares three strategies that built the foundation for Maggie’s future as she transitions to high school and beyond: person-centred planning; raising our learning expectations through an understanding of emergent language and literacy development; and a focus on natural supports and strong friendships.

Length: 1:09:40