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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

In May alone, some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke with many unaware that they were even at risk.  Each year about 185,000 people die from a stroke. By learning the many warning signs of a stroke – you can help save a life. Read More

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Could a brain injury be the cause of your student’s trouble with recall, fatigue or inappropriate behavior? Learn about symptoms of traumatic brain injury and strategies to improve recall for students. Read More

New Disability Helpline

New Disability Helpline

Do you have a student who is not making level gains? Do you suspect your student may have a disability? Do you have concerns about student learning challenges? Do you need adaptive equipment for a student? Introducing PANDA’s new easy-to-use online checklist, the Disability Helpline!… Read More

What is a Toobaloo?

What is a Toobaloo?

Did you know PANDA has a lending library of adaptive equipment available for loan to ABE teachers for students with disabilities? The Toobaloo is an item PANDA will send if a student is having fluency, speech, comprehension or pronunciation challenges. Read More

Do you know about PANDA’s Supplemental Disability Registration Form?

Do you know about PANDA’s Supplemental Disability Registration Form?

PANDA’s Supplemental Disability Registration Form can help determine if a student has a disability.  Simply add this question to your current registration form.  The supplemental form is available in English, Spanish and Somali. Read More

Universal Design for Learning Webcast Training

Universal Design for Learning Webcast Training

Registration is now open for PANDA’s free Universal Design for Learning webcast training, completed at your convenience during the month of January 2019.  Read on for a testimonial from a previous participant. Read More

PANDA Services

PANDA Services

PANDA provides ABE programs with disability support, knowledge, and resources to increase academic opportunities for students. Funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, our services are free for ABE programs. Check out our redesigned website and services!… Read More

September is National Deaf Awareness Month

September is National Deaf Awareness Month

Learn about ThinkSelf, Minnesota Deaf ABE – a statewide program that serves deaf and hard of hearing adult students.  Gain communication tips when speaking to individuals in the deaf community. Read More

One Small Piece at a Time: Quick and Meaningful Curricular Applications for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training

One Small Piece at a Time: Quick and Meaningful Curricular Applications for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Training

“How can I meet content standards while addressing student variability in learning styles and needs? How can I manage this while holding myself accountable for the content of other trainings I’m taking? What about my roles outside of my program?” Sounds like you should consider PANDA’s UDL training!… Read More

Highlighting Three Disability Programs

Highlighting Three Disability Programs

PANDA collaborates with and supports three ABE disability programs in the metro area that have trained teachers who specialize in working with students that have vision loss/ blindness, hearing loss/deafness, and traumatic brain injuries. Did you know you can refer students to each of these disability programs?… Read More