Engineering the Environment

to Enhance Student Autonomy

Please join the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Training and Consultation (TaC) Team for this training.

Neuroscience research tells us the aesthetics of learning spaces impact brain function and influence how students learn. Beyond that, the educational environment is critical to supporting the independence of students with significant disabilities. After reflecting on current classroom setup, participants will be asked to consider the intersection of communication and the environment. Finally, we will explore how educators can foster independence in the areas of academics, self-regulation, self- advocacy, activities of daily living and classroom routines.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone with a physical space (e.g. classroom or therapy room) in the school setting that supports students with significant disabilities. This includes general education teachers, special education teachers, and related service providers.

Educators who work for LEAs in the AIU3 region will have priority registration.

  • There is no cost for this training
  • ACT 48 hours available

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Traci Seibert


January 27, 2022 (8:30AM-3:30PM)

AIU: IMS Room (In-Person)

Registration deadline is January 14, 2022

Contact Information:

Please contact Amanda Zimmer, Training and Consultation Coordinator - Autism & Inclusive Practices at