This website is intended to support professional development activities associated with two technical assistance and professional development initiatives focused on the needs of students with low incidence disabilities in Montana. They are Montana’s State Personnel Development Project – Responsive Education for All Learners (Project REAL) – and the Montana State Deaf-Blind Project. These projects encompass activities with a shared focus of increasing the understanding of how to improve access to the general education curriculum for students whose primary curricular focus as been on functional life skills. The current policy environment has led to a re-examination of our assumptions about the relevance and possibilities in this arena. This online forum will serve as a resource for Montana educators who have begun to explore these complex issues, and provide a central online platform for student-specific teams to collaborate on standards-based instruction.
Gail McGregor, from the University of Montana Rural Institute, is hosting this blog. For more information and/or to request resources or support for one of your students, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.