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Complex Access Needs (CAN) Webpage

Texas Complex Access Network (TxCAN) is a Special Education component of Texas Education Agency (TEA)
TxCAN is dedicated to raising awareness of the limitless potential of students with significant cognitive disabilities. 
It’s all about presuming competence and finding the most appropriate supports to provide connection, access, and increased opportunities.  
The 
mission of TxCAN is to put effective, evidence-based tools and strategies
into the hands of teachers, and parents, to help them on their journey.
 
In Region 17, contact Deanne Goen, Education Specialist, for consultation and support.

  photo of Deanne Goen photo of Evelyn Gilson Deanne Goen Evelyn Gilson (806) 281-5712 (806) 281-5867
  (806) 281-5764 (fax) (806) 281-5764 (fax)
  deannegoen@esc17.net  egilson@esc17.net 

RESOURCES for Serving Students with Complex Needs 
  •  TEKS Resource System logo TEKS Resource System information

~ CAN Training Opportunities for SY 2021-2022 ~

CAN PLC meets 5 times for research-based, TEA-approved trainingMATERIALS GIVE-AWAYS!!

ID#

ROOM

DATE

TIME

AGENDA TOPICS

1.   813432

South C

Sep 8, 2021
click date to register

9 – 4

9 - 12     CAN Materials, Resources, Support, Training
1 – 4      The 3 C’s of Behavior Management
             
a TxCAN course (3 by Dec to attend CAN Institute)

2.   813452

South C

Nov 10, 2021
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9 – 4

9 - 4      A Step Toward IEP Quality & Rigor
             a TxCAN course (3 by Dec to attend CAN Institute)

3.   813468

South C

Jan 12, 2022
click date to register

9 – 4

9 - 4     We CAN Read
             Literacy Materials, Strategies & Training

4.   813475

South C

Mar 9, 2022
click date to register

9 – 4

9 - 12    CAN Materials, Resources, Support, Training
1 - 4      Beyond Time & Money:  Teaching Math
              a TxCAN course

5.   813479

South C

May 11, 2022
click date to register

9 – 4

9 - 12   CAN Materials, Resources, Support, Training
1 - 4     Building an Authentic Academic Response
            a TxCAN course


~ Additional CAN Training Opportunities in SY 21-22 ~

DATE/TIME TITLE
Click Title to Register
ID # ROOM

Sep 14, 2021
9 - 4 (6hrs)

We CAN Communicate
parts 1 & 2
828941 Rogers
Oct 20, 2021
9 - 4
(6hrs)
We CAN Communicate
part 3
828945 Rogers
Nov 17, 2021
9 - 12
(3hrs)
STAAR Alt 2 Training 
for CTC, DTC
828965 South C
Dec 8, 2021
9 -12
(3hrs)
STAAR Alt 2:  Before, During & After the Assessment - a TxCAN course for all CAN Teachers 829497 South A
Mar 1, 2022
9 - 12
(3hrs)
STAAR Alt 2 Late-Breaking Updates & Overview 828974 South F

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to school staff and/or parents who have students with complex needs (moderate-severe cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, medically fragile, deafblindness)
  • Provide curriculum training and resources to support instructional services to students with complex needs
  • Provide classroom materials on loan or preview basis which will support instructional goals for students with complex needs
  • Staff development to enhance abilities of school personnel to meet individual needs of students with complex needs
  • Support to school personnel on implementation of inclusive strategies for students with complex needs
  • Coaching support for learning and implementing evidence-based practices for students with complex needs
  • Support to understand and create individualized and evidence-based documents of the IEP for students with complex needs
  • Training and support for implementing appropriate accommodations and modifications for the individualized needs of students with complex needs
  • Training and support for selecting and using appropriate assistive technology that supports students with complex needs in accessing the general curriculum