This course will provide participants with 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. Participants will be able to address 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 regardless of the setting in which the student is placed. Participants will consider a wide variety of parental and professional input that strengthens their approach to instructing these students. Learners will establish criteria for mastery and adapt a lesson or activity for a learner with significant cognitive disabilities.