Meeting Archive:
Supporting Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities: What Paraeducators Need to Know and Do

Meeting Description:

This session will demonstrate how to choreograph effective paraeducator support to students with severe and multiple disabilities that is student-centered, non-intrusive and non-stigmatizing. Participants will learn strategies to maximize academic and social learning opportunities for students they support while facilitating growth of independence and reduce adult dependence. The inclusion of classroom scenarios and student-specific vignettes during the presentation will help with implementation of best-practices.

Session Level:  Beginner

 After the session is over, you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A 10% discount on any AbleNet AT products

After you register a confirmation comes up which contains the option to add webinar to your Outlook, Lotus Notes or Google Calendars. If you "add"  it automatically adjusts to your time zone.

Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 45 minutes
Host(s): Padmaja Sarathy, MA, Author and Consultant
 Presenter Information
Padmaja Sarathy, Author/Educational Consultant
Speaker Photo

Padmaja Sarathy is an author of multiple books on special education topics and speaks and trains at international and national conferences. She holds multiple graduate degrees and provides educational consulting services to districts.

Driven by an intense commitment to help students with autism be successful in the education setting and attain desirable long-term outcomes, Padmaja has written recently, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Seven Steps of Supportand also updated her autism book, Positive Behavioral Intervention for Students With Autism: A Practical Guide to Avoiding the Legal Risks of Seclusion and Restraint.

The revised book, Serving Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities: A Guide to Strategies for Successful Learning, portrays a rich variety of strategies and adaptation ideas for educators to actively engage and enable learners with significant and multiple disabilities. 

She can be reached at and her website is