Check out these great tips on enhancing literacy in the special education classroom, from an article of TEACHING Exceptional Children. [Read More]
Interview with Josh Eacret
Introducing Josh Eacret, the newest graphic designer in our amazing Art
"All students deserve a place in our school system"
Introducing Megan Best, our new Training and Accounts Manager for California!
We're so excited to welcome her to Attainment!
NEW! Curriculum at a Glance
We've created an easy way to check out our selection of special education
curricula and see which ones best fulfill your needs. Introducing
Attainment's Curriculum at a Glance!
Marking Heidi Barnhill's Retirement
We celebrated the retirement of a cherished member of our art department last
Implementing "Inherited" Curricula
Q: I inherited all sorts of curricula and materials from my predecessor, and
now I need to be prepared to implement them (AND organize my classroom).
Where do I start?
4 Steps to Organize Your Curriculum
Q: As a first-year special education teacher, I am looking around a classroom
full of amazing materials and feeling overwhelmed. Got any tips on how to
organize my Attainment curricula so I'm ready to teach on day one?
NEW! Explore World History (Giveaway Closed)
Enter to win an Introductory Kit of one of the brand-new curriculum featured
in our 2016 Catalog: Explore World History!
NEW GoWorksheet Maker iPad App
The GoWorksheet Maker iPad app makes it easy to convert paper worksheets
into digital, accessible activities. See for yourself just how simple it is!
Read These for Easier IEPs
A new school year brings new students, new parents and of course, IEP
meetings. Do you feel prepared?
Our New Training & Accounts Manager for Texas, René Zelt!
Introducing René Zelt, our new Training and Accounts Manager for Texas!
We're so excited to welcome her to Attainment!
Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA (Video)
This video celebrating the ADA, put together by long-time Attainment employee
Larry Callahan, also pays tribute to some of our exceptional employees.
DonorsChoose.org for Special Ed Resources
DonorsChoose.org has helped public school teachers get 740,689 educational
projects funded since the year 2000. It's wonderful to see that among the
many special education projects, several teachers have reached out to their
communities to help them implement an Attainment curriculum.
NEW 2016 Transition Catalog
Our CEO Don Bastian has been determined to strengthen Attainment's foundation
of independent living skills programs. And with that in mind, we're happy to
present our new Transition Catalog!
Blended Curriculum Tips for Your Special Ed. Classroom
Q: I have one of Attainment's blended curriculum. How can I take advantage of
video, software and apps, without feeling overwhelmed?
Attainment's New President: Autumn Garza!
Exciting Changes at Attainment Company!
Don Bastian, CEO of Attainment Company, has announced the appointment of Autumn Garza as the new company president. While Autumn will assume the role of president. [Read More]
Meet Theresa O'Connor!
Theresa O’Connor is our Administrative Supervisor, and she has been with us
for over 25 years. The whole Attainment team relies on her in so many ways!
How to Access Special Ed Curriculum at All Levels
Q: I teach a group of students with a range of abilities and grade levels. Do
your curriculum and implementation guides account for that?
Access: Language Arts: Research-Proven to Work!
Access: Language Arts was developed as a result of a research grant through
the U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research
(SBIR) program--check out the new, updated version!
ERSB: Bringing Research Into the Classroom
Attainment partnered with Dr. Diane Browder and her team at UNC-Charlotte for
a multi-year research project on reading skills. Today, students using the
Early Reading Skills Builder Curriculum are making great strides.
ELSB: New Design, Same Great Content!
The 2016 revised edition of our Early Literacy Skills Builder includes a
fresh new design and puppet, while maintaining the same great lesson content.
John Sajdak: "Believe in people's abilities"
An Attainment curriculum becomes an even more powerful tool when people like
John, with a passion for special education, provide expert training to the
schools that use it.
March Giveaway: Explore Social Studies Curriculum
This week you can enter to win an Introductory Kit of a brand-new curriculum
featured in the 2016 catalog: Explore Social Studies!
All About the Attainment Plus Website
Did you know if your school purchases one of our Core Curriculum Solutions,
we will create a website just for you, full of training materials, PDFs,
activities and data tracking tools?
New Partnership with Stages Developmental Framework
New research partnerships bring new products at Attainment! TheStages Math
Software & iPad app are the results of a new partnership with Madalaine
Pugliese, Ed. S, and the Stages Developmental Framework.
Encouraging Self-Determination Everyday
/Whose Future Is It?/  focuses on the skills young adults need to
participate in an IEP and take a meaningful role in planning for the future.
Special Ed Reform after IDEA
PBS Newshour recently produced a story about an ongoing chapter in the
movement for disability rights: ensuring that schools enact the reforms
required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975. Thanks
to students and their families and advocates, schools all over the country
now offer a dramatically improved level of services to students with
Augment Your Special Ed. Curriculum on a Budget
Q: I’m interested in using Attainment’s Core Curriculum Solutions, but my
school just invested in another curriculum. Do you have any products that I
could use alongside my current curriculum, in areas where it’s not as
Welcome to the Attainment Connections Blog!
In our decades-long existence, we’ve learned so much about the amazing community we serve, and we’re still learning something new every day. One thing that we’ve seen time and again is that. [Read More]
New Insights into Research-Based Curricula: Meet Dr. Angel Lee
We’ve been very lucky to work with outstanding researchers and authors here at Attainment. Dr. Angel Lee was part of the team of researchers at UNC-Charlotte that developed the Early Literacy. [Read More]