This course will provide the online course participant an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals and parents to gain insight into the learning styles of students with significant cognitive disabilities and planning skills necessary to provide them with a successful learning experience. The online participant will be able to answer the question why assessment is important prior to the design of lessons for these students. Additionally, participants will gain hands on experience supported by classmates and instructors to include these students in the general education curriculum in a meaningful way in any setting in which the student is placed. At the end of the course, the course participant will have considered a wide variety of parental and professional input in strengthening his/her own approach to instructing these students. The online learner will establish criteria for mastery and adapt a lesson or activity for a learner with significant cognitive disabilities.