C.A.N. Connection

Supporting those Serving Students with Complex Needs

Updated last on Sept. 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm



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CAN Training Opportunities for SY 2021-2022:

  • Oct 20 We CAN Communicate: Core Vocabulary and Teaching Strategies
    Rogers, 9a-4p

  • Nov 10 CAN PLC - Topic: IEP Quality & Rigor
    South C, 9a-4p

  • Nov 17 STAAR Alt 2 Training for DTC & CTC (101, Updates, Key Dates)
    South C, 9a-12p

  • Dec 8 STAAR Alt 2: Before, During & After the Assessment (a TxCAN course)
    South A, 9a-12p

  • Jan 12 CAN PLC - Topic: We CAN Read
    South C, 9a-4p

  • Mar 1 STAAR Alt 2 Late-Breaking Updates & Overview
    South F, 9a-12p

  • Mar 9 CAN PLC - Topic: Beyond Time & Money
    South C, 9a-4p

  • May 11 CAN PLC - Topic: Building Authentic Academic Responses
    South C, 9a-4p

CAN Connection

  1. forms
  2. linked CAN resources
  3. materials & tools
  4. service delivery information
  5. ways to connect with Deanne for support
  6. online training opportunities


Note: bold print has quirks so something not in bold is not more or less important

3. Instructional Materials & Tools

During this rapidly changing season of COVID-19 quarantine, one learns along the way what one needs. That is the new normal! We just don't know what we don't know... until opportunity arises.

Should you realize during this journey that specific instructional materials or tools are needed for distance instruction, please email me to begin the conversation. If you know specifically what you need, include the product name, a link where the product is available for purchase, and your intended use for the product.

I am able to order products for supporting you, as budget allows.


TEA addresses service delivery options for students of all ages.

Click here - Recent TEA Guidance - then click on "Most Recent TEA COVID-19 and Special Education Q&A" near the top of the web page.

A new document will open with TEA Q&A that addresses service delivery options and many other topics. I suggest that you bookmark the Recent TEA Guidance web page to always access the most current TEA Q&A document each time it is needed.

Region 17 ESC provides no additional service delivery information.

Please contact your Special Education Director for district-specific directives if you have concerns or questions about service delivery during this time of quarantine.

Remote Learning Guidance from TEA, FAQ for Supporting Students with Complex Needs was finalized on April 9, 2020. Click here.


2 steps to a virtual meeting with Deanne:
  1. email your request with 3 time options & length of meeting (15 min, 30 min, 45 min, 1 hour)
  2. watch for & accept a Zoom meeting invitation

Call or email Deanne any time for support.

6. Online Training Opportunities