Great Turnout for NRCP Western Regional Conference!

Over 225 participants from 16 States registered for our Western Regional conference, held October 26-28th and we have been getting excellent feedback including: “The conference was exceptional and has offered me more opportunities to better serve my kids. I will be working on my team skills as well as my personal health and abilities. I’m … Read more

Regional Paraeducator Virtual Conference Sessions

Our upcoming Regional Conferences will highlight four amazing sessions with outstanding presenters. We hope you are all excited for the three Regional Conferences to be held in October, December and January. Check here for dates and registration links: https://nrcpara.org/conference/ Session 1: NO! DON’T! STOP! … So How Exactly is That Working for You? “Says and … Read more

The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education

The National Resource Center for Paraeducators is excited to call the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) home (as of January 2021). Do not worry! The NRCP is still located in beautiful northern Utah at the Utah State University campus. TAESE is part of the Technical Assistance Division for the Institute … Read more

Paraspotlight: Jen

Submitted by Theresa Freeman Here is what Theresa had to say about her school’s awesome paraeducator Jen. I wrote this about the paraeducator in our first grade classroom. Just want to share so paras understand how much they are appreciated. Paraprofessional: a person to whom a particular aspect of a professional task is delegated but … Read more

First Conference Prize Winner Selected…

We have selected the winner of one of our fabulous conference prizes. We will notify the winner tomorrow and then post the person’s name along with his or her prize. There will still be some great prizes given away, so hurry and register before we choose the next winner- don’t forget that everyone who registers … Read more

Three Cheers for Ben!

Kari is a “woman given the awesome task of raising 6 children, 2 of them with special needs”. Her blog includes personal and insightful insights on raising her children and living life. Today’s post includes an experience with her son Ben initiated by Ben’s paraprofessional: I answered the phone and Ben’s 1:1 paraprofessional told me … Read more