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Finding Funding for Your Special Needs Resources and Supports

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Finding Funding for Your Special Needs Resources and Supports

Presented by Frankie Kietzman, Ed.S., Special Education Teacher, and Manager of Educational Relationships at STAGES Learning; and Cindy Bowers, J.D., C.O.O., STAGES Learning

Sponsored by STAGES® Learning

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Special educators and administrators who work with students with autism and disabilities often find themselves wanting and needing to purchase new teaching tools designed for their students to enhance their learning but lack the funds to do it. It can be overwhelming to research, look for, and understand all the options for funding that are available.

From Medicaid to ESSER funds to grants, there is money out there for special needs curricula and support materials. In this edWebinar, the presenters discuss the funding sources and how your spending can be justified under district regulations. They apply the principles to a real-life case study and help you leave with some ideas of where to go next in getting funds for your students!

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, especially those who teach students with autism and disabilities, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.


Frankie KietzmanAbout the Presenters

Frankie Kietzman is a sales development associate for STAGES® Learning with experience teaching as an elementary teacher, self-contained autism teacher for elementary and secondary students, and an autism specialist and coach for teachers dealing with challenging behaviors. Frankie’s passion for supporting children and adults with autism originates from growing up with her brother who is deaf and has autism. As one of her brother’s legal guardians, she continues to learn about post-graduate opportunities and outcomes for people with autism. She has a passion for peer-mediated interventions, social-emotional learning, visual supports and community-based instruction. Frankie has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in elementary education, a master’s degree in high and low incidence disabilities from Pittsburg State University and in 2021, completed another master’s degree in advanced leadership in special education from Pittsburg State University.


Cindy BowersCindy Bowers is an attorney who worked for Morrison & Foerster before becoming the general counsel and Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the restaurant chain Saddle Ranch Chop House. She has an undergraduate degree in political science from USCD and a J.D. from UCLA. She joined STAGES® Learning in 2018 as the C.O.O. Cindy lives in Encinitas, CA with her husband and two wonderful kids.


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STAGES Learning

For 25 years, STAGES® Learning has been dedicated to creating quality teaching tools to help educators provide the best learning opportunities for students on the autism spectrum. Since our first product, Language Builder: Picture Cards, was introduced in 1997, millions of children around the world have benefited from our products. Today, STAGES’ offerings include award-winning, photo-based teaching tools, manipulatives, games, puzzles, posters and sensory items, culminating in our recently launched complete curriculum for children with autism or other cognitive delays. STAGES’ online learning platform, releasing in time for fall 2022, will provide a digital option to ensure educators can support learners with autism and language delays in even more ways.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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