Easterseals Outreach Program and Technology Services (OPTS) hosts regional, state and national trainings for teachers, related service staff and administrators in Arkansas’ public schools. A detailed list of upcoming professional development opportunities offered by Easterseals OPTS can be found here.
Easterseals OPTS is working to build a statewide system of supports with the following initiatives: Assistive Technology (AT) Team Building Project which focuses on building district-wide AT teams and Project Prepare which focuses on developing “prepared schools” by improving educational outcomes for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Easterseals OPTS is committed to the promotion of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles for all learners, including students with disabilities. Through capacity building and student specific support, Easterseals OPTS works with classroom teachers and related service staff to optimize student learning.