Educating Chad has been a 2 year project to find new and better ways to support a student with physical disabilities in a middle school setting. Schools customarily use the services of 1:1 paraprofessionals to support students with physical limitations to learning. This model has many problems. By building a strong team to support Chad, withdrawing 1:1 paraprofessional support, implementing the use of assistive technologies and believing in Chad's ability to succeed,
we were able to maximize Chad's independence, responsibility and achievement.
Stephanie Pritchett -
Barbara Cannon -

Our .ppt presentation.

How-to for setting up an iPad to accommodate a student with physical disabilities

Links to all the apps and products presented

A sample plan for fading paraprofessional support

Research review of the effect of 1:1 paraprofessionals.