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Disability Information for Adult Basic Education

PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists is an ABE Supplemental Service provider funded by the Minnesota Department of Education.  PANDA provides Minnesota ABE teachers, program managers, staff and volunteers with training, resources and curriculum to successfully serve adults with disabilities. PANDA's experienced educators and carefully selected consultants are highly qualified professionals that are dedicated to serving adults with disabilities.

Created by PANDA, the Minnesota ABE Disability Website Portal/Manual is an informative and fully accessible website. It is a unique resource for educators.  ABE programs and teachers face significant challenges in serving their students with disabilities.  The chapters include:

  • ADHD
  • Brain Injury
  • Chemical Health
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Hearing Loss and Deafness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Vision Loss and Blindness
  • Working with Volunteers

Each chapter includes an Overview, Identification and Diagnosis, Classroom Challenges, Instructional Strategies, Interview Questions, Testing Accommodations, English Language Learner (ELL) Applications, Resources and Website Links, Case Studies, and a Bibliography.