Resources for Special Educators

2016 51Special education teachers are often the first contact a family has for their children with special challenges. It is important that these knowledgeable educators understand the significance of PATH Intl. credentials as they might suggest equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) as an option for students. To that end, PATH Intl. has created this resource page for special educators.


Click here for the webinar "EAAT and IEPs - Opening the Gate to Collaboration," the first part of the FREE three-part series presented by PATH Intl. Certified Registered Instructor and University of Oklahoma Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment doctoral scholar Andrea Suk, M.S.Ed.

Click here for the webinar "Connecting with Teachers and School Lessons," the second part of the FREE three-part series.

Click here for the webinar “Riding Through Transition,” the third presentation in the FREE three-part series 

About Andrea Suk

Andrea obtained her bachelor's degree as a learning behavior specialist from Bradley University. She has taught in both Illinois and Arizona as a high school special education teacher where she also quickly developed the role of preparing students for careers after graduation. Upon completing her master's degree in transition through the University of Kansas, she became a transition specialist in Texas. During this time, Andrea completed more than 150 transition plans for students in both high school and middle school settings.

Andrea has received distinct recognition for her leadership as the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering mentor group for high school students) mentor of the year in Phoenix, the Walmart Teacher of the Year (Glendale, AZ), and is a Target Grant Field Trip recipient. Topics covered will include trends, goals, policies and terminology to help facilitate the connection to local schools and special educators. To register for the webinar, click here! The webinar will also be recorded and available in the store for purchase after October, 18. 2017. The next two webinars in the series, also presented by Ms. Suk, will include ideas for connecting with special education students and connecting with special education teachers. Dates to be announced soon.


PATH Intl. Fact Sheet for Special Educators

Tips for Connecting PATH Intl. Members to Their Special Education Community

Looking for the PATH Intl. Center nearest you? Check out the Find a Center page.

Need resources for parents? Click here.

Articles of Interest From PATH Intl. Strides

PATH Intl. Strides is the quarterly publication of PATH Intl. It is intended as a challenging information exchange and communication opportunity for the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies. For full issues and other articles, visit the Strides archive page. Please feel free to print off these articles and distribute them to parents or other educators.

Summer 2016, Building Community in the ASD Population

Fall 2016, Temple Grandin Equine Center

Fall 2016, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Therapeutic Riding Research

Fall 2015, Camp Challenges: Integrating EAL Into Summer Programs

Fall 2015, ADHD Research on Exercise: Implications for Therapeutic Horsemanship

Spring 2014, Turning Riders' Life Goals Into Reality

Spring 2014, Behind the Behavior

Summer 2014, Playtime With Horses: Equine-Partnered Play Therapy

Summer 2014, Playtime: The Value of Unmounted Games

Winter 2013, Teaching Techniques for Children With ASD

Winter 2013, EFL Improves Children's Social Competence




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