Supporting Students Who Have Complex Needs: 3-Part Series

Supporting Students Who Have Complex Needs


This three-part series is specifically designed to support educators who work with students with complex needs. Participants will learn strategies and practices that will enable them to work more effectively to support student needs, allow for more curricular engagement and inclusion in their least restrictive environment, and access services, activities, and graduation pathways that better prepare students for competitive, integrated employment. This series is presented by Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., with an outside presentation by Shawna Benson, M.Ed., program director for the Teaching Diverse Learners Center at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).

The topics for each session are as follows:

  • Day 1: Using the Extended Standards with Learning Progressions in Unit Planning;
  • Day 2: Using a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework for Students with Complex Needs; and
  • Day 3: Developing Data Collection Systems to Support Rigorous, Standards-Based IEP Goals.


Series Information

The three-day series takes place on November 12, 2019, January 28, 2020, and March 24, 2020. The sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wood County Educational Service Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. Please direct questions regarding this series to the State Support Team Region 1 at 800-346-8495.

Wood County Educational Service Center


The Wood County Educational Service Center is located at 1867 North Research Drive in Bowling Green, Ohio. A map of this location is embedded below and available online.


Registration Options


Participants can register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH|ID Portal* or use the State Support Team 1 online registration form.

*This professional development activity has more than one date, so if using the OH|ID Portal participants must enter the first date on the first popup calendar and the last date on the second popup calendar for the series to show in the results.