Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC

Past PASS Events

April 2017: Providing Inclusive Related Services. Middleborough Public Schools, Middleborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Special Education Team Leaders & Administrators

March 2017: Providing Inclusive Related Services. Uxbridge Public Schools, Uxbridge, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Special Education Team Leaders & Administrators 

July-November 2016: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

May, 2016: Secondary Transition. Falmouth Public Schools, Falmouth, MA. Audience:  Secondary Special Educators, Special Education Administrators, Related Service Providers 

April 2016: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process. Franklin Public Schools, Franklin, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Special Education Team Leaders

April 2016: Setting Goals, Getting into the Classroom, and Collecting Data that Matters: Strategies for SLPs & OTs. Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists

March 2016: Creating IEPs with Unified IEP Goals and Services, Northshore Education Consortium, Beverly, MA. Audience: Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

March 2016: Developing Participation Based Goals and Data Collection. Northshore Education Consortium, Beverly, MA. Audience: Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

March 2016: Collaborative Team Process: Providing Integrated Related Services. North River Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators

February 2016: Enhancing Student Impact through Collaborative, Consultative, and Contextual Practice. Bridgewater-Raynham School District, Raynham, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists

December  2015: Providing Inclusive Related Services: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context.  Bridgewater-Raynham School District, Raynham, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists, Preschool Educators

October, December, 2015; January 2016: Enhancing Student Participation through Collaboration and Contextual Practice  (1) Evaluating Student Participation, (2) Creating Participation-based Student Goals and Service Delivery, (3) Enhancing Student Participation through Collaborative & Contextual Intervention. A Three Part Series for ACCEPT Education Collaborative, Natick, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

July-November 2015: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

July-November, 2015: Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy: Advanced Practice through Evidence and Collaboration. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

April  2015: Developing Collaborative, Participation-Based Student IEP Goals, Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists

March  2015: Developing Collaborative, Participation-Based Student IEP Goals, Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech/ Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists

January & March 2015: Collaborating to Develop Participation-Based IEP Goals. Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers.

January 2015: Moving Forward: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context. Marlborough Public Schools, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers.

January & March 2015: Providing Inclusive Related Services: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context. Danvers Public Schools, Danvers, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers and Team Leaders.

January & March 2015: Enhancing Student Impact through Collaborative, Consultative, and Contextual Practice: A Two-Part Workshop for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

October 2014: Providing Inclusive Related Services: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context. Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers and Team Leaders.

August 2014: Collaborative Team Process: Integrating Related Services. Northshore Consortium, Peabody, MA. Audience: Special Educators and Related Service Providers.

August 2014: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process. Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Team Leaders, Special Education Administrators.

July 25, August 5, 6, 7, September 19, December 5, 2014: Secondary Transition: Creating Opportunities, Promoting Student Success. A Professional Development Institute sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Readiness Center - SEMARC, located at Bridgewater State University through Race to the Top funding. Bridgewater, MA. Audience: Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Special Education Administrators, Transition Specialists/Coordinators. 

July 9, 10, 23, 24, September 13, November 14: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: Leadership and Systems Level Change. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

July 7, 8, 21, 22, September 12, November 15: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

June 2014: Secondary Transition Planning and Assessment. Billerica Public Schools, Billerica, MA. Audience: Middle and High School Staff.

May 2014: Providing Inclusive Related Services: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context, Shifting from Caseload to Workload, & Developing District-Determined Measures. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, Bridgewater, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Team Leaders, Special Education Administrators.

April 2014: Building Communities of Practice. Workshop presented and the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. Audience: Occupational Therapists.

March 2014: Moving Toward Participation-Based Evaluations: A Workshop for OT, PT & SLP.  South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Collaborative Related Service Providers.

March 2014: Moving Toward Participation-Based Evaluations: A Workshop for OT, PT & SLP.  South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Public School Related Service Providers.

February 2014: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process: A Workshop for Related Service Providers. Natick Public Schools, Natick, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Team Leaders, Special Education Administrators.

January 2014: Providing Inclusive Related Services: Working Collaboratively to Support Students in Context. Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers, Team Leaders, Special Educators

November 2013. Revision of the School Guidelines for Occupational Therapy. Session presented at the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference. Norwood, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists.

October 2013:  OT & PT in the Public Schools: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law and Current Views of Best Practice. Worcester Public Schools, Worcester, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

August 2013: Moving Toward Participation-Based Evaluations & Goals: A Workshop for Related Service Providers. Billerica Public Schools, Billerica, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers.

July – December 2013: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

July – December 2013: Sensory Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom. Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Devens, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, & Special Educators.

May 2013: Participation-Based Goals: Developing Student Goals and Data Collection to Support Contextual Services . Marlborough Public Schools, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, & Physical Therapists.

May 2013: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process: Developing Integrated and Participation-Based Student IEP Goals. Assabet Valley Collaborative, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers.

April 2013: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process: A Workshop for Related Service Providers. Assabet Valley Collaborative, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers. 

April 2013: School-Based Practice: Addressing the Challenge: A Professional Development Opportunity for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. San Antonio Department of Education, San Antonio, TX. Audience: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

March 2013: Empowering Districts to Use Related Service Providers Effectively, EDCO, CASE & LABBB Collaborative Special Education Administrator Meeting, Concord, MA. Audience: Special Education Administrators

March 2013: PT Practice in the School Setting: Update on Changes in Practice and Development of Guidelines. APTA of MA Combined SIG Conference, Waltham, MA. Audience: Physical Therapists

March 2013: Integrating Related Services as Part of Collaborative Team Process. Assabet Valley Collaborative. Marlborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers

March 2013: Moving Toward Participation-Based Evaluations: A Workshop for School-Based Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Eastern Rehabilitation Network, Newington, CT. Audience: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

March 2013: Participation-Based Evaluations: A Workshop for Related Service Providers. Marlborough Public Schools, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Related Service Providers.

February 2013: Developing Unified IEP Goals through Collaborative Team Process (2 part series). Billerica Public Schools, Billerica, MA.  Audience: Evaluation Team Leaders and Special Education Administrators

January 2013: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. Marlborough Public Schools, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, special education administrators, evaluation team leaders.

November  2012: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Physical Therapists

October 2012: Providing Inclusive Services. Billerica Public Schools, Billerica, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Evaluation Team Leaders, School Psychologists, and Special Education Administrators

August 2012: Providing Inclusive Services. Billerica Public Schools, Billerica, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Evaluation Team Leaders, School Psychologists, and Special Educators.

June 30, August 9, 10, 11, September 29, & November 16, 2012: Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorders in Inclusive School Settings, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Teachers

July 2, August 6, 7, 8, September 28, & November 17, 2012: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Educational Settings, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

June 19, 2012: Developing Prioritized IEP Goals through Collaborative Team Process. Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea, MA.  Audience: Regular and Special Educators.

May 15 & May 31, 2012: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA. Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists.

May 4, 2012: Enabling Student Participation with Assistive Technology. East Lyme Public Schools, East Lyme, CT.  Audience: Special Educators, Team Leaders & Related Service Providers.

April 28, 2012: Enhancing Student Participation (for no money) Through the Use of Personal/Mobile Devices in School: A Win-Win Solution. Tech Day session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Indianapolis, IN.  Audience: Occupational Therapists

April 27, 2012: Supporting Students with Sensory Discrimination Disorders in the School Setting. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Indianapolis, IN.  Audience: Occupational Therapists

April 10, 2012: The Role of the Related Service Provider in the Public Schools: Making the Shift to Classroom-Based Services. Wilmington Public Schools, Wilmington, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Speech-Language Pathologists.

March 30, 2012: Expanding Your Toolkit: Strategies to Support Effective Transition to Adulthood. CASE, EDCO, LABBB & TEC Collaboratives, Waltham, MA. Audience: Special Educators, Team Leaders, Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologist, Guidance Counselors and other Related Service Providers involved in the transition process for secondary students with disabilities. [postponed]

March 23, 2012: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in the Public Schools: Regional Workshop Sponsored by Simsbury Public Schools, Simsbury, CT.  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

March 5 & March 26, 2012: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists.

December 9. 2011: Finding the Right Match: Exploring and Selecting Appropriate Assistive Technology. CASE, EDCO, LABBB & TEC Collaboratives, Waltham, MA. Audience: Special Education Teachers, Team Leaders, Occupational Therapists & Speech-Language Pathologists

November 8, 2011: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Physical Therapists

November 1, 2011: Developing Prioritized IEP Goals through Collaborative Team Process. Norton Public Schools, Norton, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists.

October 17, 2011: Developing Prioritized IEP Goals through Collaborative Team Process. Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Adapted Physical Educators & Team Chairs.

October - May, 2012: Developing Unified IEP Goals through Collaborative Team Process. A series of two part workshops for Collaborative Teams. Sponsored by South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Teachers and Related Service Providers.

October 2, 2011: Enabling School Participation with Assistive Technology: An Interactive Course for School-Based Occupational Therapists. Co-Sponsored by Therapro, Devens, MA Audience: Occupational Therapists.

August 24, 2011: Enabling School Participation with Assistive Technology: An Interactive Course for School-Based Occupational Therapists. Co-Sponsored by Therapro, Devens, MA Audience: Occupational Therapists.

July 25 - 28, September 10, & November 4, 2011: Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorders in Inclusive School Settings, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Teachers

August 1 - 4, September 9, & November 5, 2011: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in the Public School Setting, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

May 2011: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Collaboration for Student Success. Presented for Scituate, Cohasset and Hull Public Schools. Sponsored by South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Parents and Teachers of Students with Special Needs.

April 2011: School-Based Practice: Empowerment through Effective Documentation. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists

April 2011: School-Based Practice: Considering Assistive Technology For Written Output In The Schools. Tech Day session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists

March 2011: The Role of Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy in the Transition to Adulthood. CASE, EDCO, LABBB & TEC Collaboratives, Waltham, MA. Audience: Special Education Administrators, Team Leaders, Occupational Therapists & Speech-Language Pathologists

March 2011: The Role of the Related Service Provider in Inclusive School Settings. Frontier Regional School District/Union 38, Sunderland, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Team Leaders

March 2011: Multiple Topics TBA. Nashoba Regional School District, Bolton, MA. Audience: General Educators, Special Educators, Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Team Leaders

February 2011: The Role of the Related Service Provider: Aligning Practice with Special Education Law. South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Physical Therapists

January 2011: Goals and Data Collection for the Related Service Provider. Falmouth Public Schools, Falmouth, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Physical Therapists

December 3 & 4, 2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider in Inclusive School Settings, a two-day conference sponsored by Baystate Health Continuing Education and Springfield College School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies, in partnership with Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers, Team Leaders & Special Education Administrators

November 18, 2010: Assistive Technology for Written Output in the Schools. 7th Annual Educators Forum on Down Syndrome, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Holyoke, MA. Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Special Education Admininstrators & Parents

November 2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider. South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA. Audience: Special Education Administrators& Program Directors

November 2010:  The Role of the Related Service Provider: Moving Toward a Less Restrictive Model of Service Delivery. Norton Public Schools, Norton, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Team Leaders

October 2010 - April 2011: Empowering Districts to Use Related Service Providers Effectively: A Workshop Series for Administrators and Team Leaders.  CASE, EDCO, LABBB & TEC Collaboratives, Waltham, MA. Audience: Special Education Administrators & Team Leaders

October 2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider. Falmouth Public Schools, Falmouth, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Physical Therapists

September 2010:  The Role of the Related Service Provider. Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Adapted Physical Educators & Team Chairs

August 2010:  The Role of the Related Service Provider: Moving Toward a Less Restrictive Model of Service Delivery. Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

July - November 2010: Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorders in Inclusive School Settings, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Teachers, School Psychologists & Paraprofessionals

July - November 2010: Occupational Therapy in the Public School Setting, a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-sponsored Summer Institute, Devens, MA  Audience: Occupational Therapists

May 2010: Considering Assistive Technology for Written Output in the Schools. Workshop for related service providers, teacher, parents sponsored by Therapro, Framingham, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers, & Parents

May 2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider in Inclusive School Settings. Workshop for related service providers sponsored by Assabet Valley Educational Collaborative, Marlborough, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

April 2010: Supporting Competency in School Practice: The Massachusetts Example. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Orlando, FL.  Audience: Occupational Therapists

March  2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider in Inclusive School Settings. Lincoln Public Schools. Lincoln, MA. Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Team Leaders, Social Workers, Psychologists & Special Education Coordinators

March  2010: The Role of the Related Service Provider in Inclusive School Settings. Workshop presented for related service providers and team leaders. Triton Regional School District. Byfield, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists & Team Leaders

March  2010: Goals and Data Collection for the Occupational and Physical Therapist. Workshop sponsored by the CASE, EDCO, and LABB Collaborative Professional Development Programs. Waltham, MA.  Audience: Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

January 2010: Empowering Districts to Use Related Services Effectively. A Workshop for Administrators and Team Leaders.  CASE, EDCO, LABBB & TEC Collaboratives, Waltham, MA. Audience: Special Education Administrators & Team Leaders

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What people are saying about PASS Events

 

"Outstanding, extremely relevant” – team leader

"Eminently Practical!" – MA DESE education specialist

“Excellent resource for all school-based related service providers” – occupational therapist

“Presenters were well-organized and prepared and mindful of the needs of the group.” – special education administrator

“The group work focused on goals and data collection was an excellent opportunity to focus on actual issues in practice.” – occupational therapist

Very Valuable! - special education administrator

“Yeah!! The best Professional Development Day we have ever had as related service providers!” – related service provider

“This workshop related directly to what I do everyday within the educational environment” – occupational therapist

“This workshop showed me how to redefine my role as a participation-based collaborator on the team” – speech language pathologist

“This workshop made me re-evaluate how I provide services. I will now focus more on how to improve participation instead of working on isolated skills that may not be generalized in the classroom” – occupational therapist