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FREE ACT 48 Training for Educators on Tourette Syndrome & the Associated Disorders

June 25, 2022 8:19 PM | Anonymous

The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance is offering professional training for Educators by webinar this summer. This 2-hour training provides in-depth information about Tourette syndrome, the co-occurring conditions, classroom accommodations and more. Offered on 3 separate dates, one is sure to fit into your schedule. 

Presentation includes: 

  • Power point presentation  
  • Excerpt of a TS film  
  • 1 Year access to Educator materials at www.patsainc.org  
  • Attendees experience “having a tic” –one of the most eye-opening parts of this training and should not be missed! 
  • Successful accommodations for TS in the classroom  
  • Question and Answer Session 
  • Act 48 credits 

Webinar Training Dates: (each date is a repeat of the same training) 

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:00am-11:00am
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:00noon-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm 

To register, go to https://patsainc.org/resources-and-support/support-for-schools/ then click on the button for the date you wish to attend. For Act 48 Credits, please have your PPID available. This number is listed on your teaching certificate (lower left) or look it up here: https://www.perms.pa.gov/Screens/wfProfessionalPersonnelID.aspx)    

PATSA also offers these trainings directly to school teams and for school nurses (all ACT 48 accredited). If you would like to set up an exclusive group in-service training, whether in-person or virtual, please reach out to get your training scheduled. You can call 1-800-990-3300 or by email to sherrie@patsainc.org. We would be happy to work with you to help your staff get this important training. 

Here are some comments regarding our past trainings: 

Behavior Consultant 

“Thank you for providing so many strategies within the training as I feel like this empowers teachers who may be working with a student who has Tourette syndrome, and really any student who may have a disability.  I really thought that much of what you said could be applied to ALL students so I'm hopeful that this training gave the group ideas to work with other students as well.  I felt that the pledge exercise was very powerful as well and could be adapted to demonstrate the sensory difficulties that some of our students with Autism experience or the difficulties some of our students with other disabilities go through. I had a teacher express to me that she felt like this was the best training that she had participated in throughout our in-services for the beginning of the year.  She felt like the movie clip was very powerful and that everyone in our building should at least see that piece, if not participate in the whole training.   I feel like that is pretty high praise coming from teachers at the beginning of the school year who have thousands of items on their to-do lists, and, in general, are typically just craving time to get their classrooms ready. You had us engaged and wanting more!!!!   Over zoom nonetheless!”  

Supervisor of Special Education  

...With TS being such an unknown disorder to the majority of people, it is crucial we have experts like the staff at PA-TSA to educate us about its etiology, its characteristics, and how it impacts a student’s life, especially in the schools.  The knowledge brought to us can be applied directly to our students living with TS in order to support and effectively teach each of them as valued & respected members of the school community.  The trainings have been a great asset to both adults and classmates over the years in which we have utilized PA- TSA."  

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