Promoting Achievement through Technology and INstruction for all Students


PATINS Specialists

Amanda Crecelius

Amanda Crecelius smiling.Amanda has 25+ years in education, working in Indiana, Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico. Over the course of ten years in Mexico City, she gained Spanish linguistic skills and deeper cultural awareness. She has worked with students and families who were multilingual and multicultural in K-12 international school settings, urban/rural settings, and online courses. Amanda has worked with the Indiana transition cadre and individual students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). She has a M.Ed., is a Google Certified Educator, and has extensive experience in serving as an instructional leader for education programs, professional development, and training and curriculum development for other educators.

Specialty Areas:

  • AEM & AT for Multilingual/English Learners
  • Google/Chrome Accessibility & Integration
  • SLD & Transition: Secondary Age

Contact Information:

Twitter: @afcrecelius
Skype: afcrecelius

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor smiling.Katie is a specialist with the PATINS Project concentrating in the areas of deaf/hard of hearing and transition: primary age. She is a professionalized deaf educator and published author with experience in a variety of settings including itinerant, teacher of record services, educational consulting, preschool, e-learning, K-12 classroom, assistive technology, accessible educational materials, universal design for learning, and post-secondary teaching experience.

Specialty Areas:

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Primary Transition

Contact Information:


Primary Ages

Secondary Ages

  • Coming Soon


All of the trainings below can be requested at any time by contacting thte corresponding specialist. You can find additional training sessions provided by the PATINS team on our Professional Development Guide.

AT and AEM for Transition Aged Youth with Amanda Crecelius

This session is for educators working with secondary students transitioning following high school. It will provide examples of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Assistive Technology (AT) and how to incorporate AEM/AT into IEP, 504, and ILP. We will clarify the difference and use of each of these plans, as well as, discuss the annual review of strategies and tools and plans for training staff, student, and family. The focus is on AT & Transition: Connecting to your AT Team, Tracking/Monitoring, After HS: Empowerment with Examples & Resources.

Coming soon (October 2022): Talk to me about my AT (Self Advocacy Series) with Amanda Crecelius

Three individual sessions designed for parents, educators, and students to empower students to answer the following questions about their AT: What is AT? What is the difference between accommodation and modification? What is self advocacy and self determination? What are barriers that to face? Is there AT to help reduce or eliminate barriers? The objective is for the student to know about self, strengths, tools, and upcoming changes/challenges. This session includes role play activity to replicate participation at the IEP table, in the classroom, at university office, and in a job interview.

Upcoming Statewide Trainings

8 Feb
Consult - AEMing for Achievement Grant - Virtual
Date 02.08.2023 8:00 am - 8:30 am
8 Feb
Consultation Switch Access
02.08.2023 10:00 am - 10:30 am
8 Feb
Consultation AAC
02.08.2023 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
8 Feb
8 Feb

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