Multiple Disabilities

SESA MD specialists are available to help create materials for students. We work closely with the staff at the school to come up with a variety of activities to meet student benchmarks, foster independent work and increase time on task. After developing the activities, a written report is sent so that staff can look back at how to use the activities as needed. Materials can be created for students at a variety of levels and include items such as file folder games, sorting materials, shoebox tasks and interactive books.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SESA'S MULTIPLE DISABILITIES SERVICES
The Multiple Disabilites Program serves students in the following state disability categories: (For the specific requirements of each, view the Evaluation and Eligibility Section of the State Special Education Handbook.)

  • Moderate or Severe Mental Retardation
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Preschool Developmental Delay

SERVICES PROVIDED BY MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
Assistance to districts in the rural and remote portions of the state is provided both on and off site. For example:

Staff training through on-site and regional in-services related to best practices for educating students with moderate and severe disabilities, such as:

  • Functional Age Appropriate Curriculum
  • Inclusionary Strategies
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Integrating Related Services
  • Transition Planning
  • Parental Involvement
  • Use of Assistive Technology Tools

Assistance to districts in development and implementation of instructional programs

  • Assistance to districts in the development of appropriate educational programs
  • Conducting Ecological Inventories
  • Identifying Instructional Strategies
  • Selecting Instructional Materials
  • Selecting and Using Appropriate Assistive Technology Tools
  • Interagency and cross district networking
  • Borrowing materials from the SESA Library

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