School In-Service Lectures at ASPIRE

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ASPIRE School Inservice LecturesStudents with PANS/PANDAS have complex cognitive, behavioral, physical & neurological symptoms that affect their school performance. The school’s multidisciplinary team benefits from an awareness of PANS PANDAS, the resulting impact on school performance, and the recommended support.  Contact ASPIRE to schedule a virtual in-service on PANS PANDAS. 

Schedule Today by emailing Gabriella True directly.

Symptomology and symptom severity vary from student to student and even from flare to flare in the same student. The goal of treatment is to achieve full recovery in order to prevent the student’s condition from becoming a chronic, debilitating illness. Treatment includes medical protocols as well as therapeutic practices. School accommodations are an essential component of a thorough and appropriate treatment protocol. Learn more about PANS PANDAS @School.

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School In-Service on PANS PANDAS

ASPIRE provides a lecture on PANS PANDAS via Zoom.  These in-service lectures, with time for questions and answers, are typically booked for 2 hours, but we have tailored the lecture to schools that do not have two hours.  A donor has funded this program, so we provide the in-services at no cost to schools this year.

The School Staff lecture on PANS PANDAS provides an overview of:

  • PANS PANDAS Symptoms. Disease Course. Varying Severity of Symptoms
  • Brief science review – Why this is happening. Demonstrating how PANS is medical. Why we see so many symptoms in one disease/syndrome. 
  • Brief overview of treatment – Showing PANS is medical and school support is part of the treatment guidelines.
  • What PANS looks like at school – How it affects learning and being able to attend school
  • Information on school supports/accommodations
  • 3 brief case examples of students- before and after onset and what their basic supports are for school (only available on the 1.5-hour lecture)

The School Nurse lecture on PANS PANDAS provides an overview of:

  • PANS PANDAS Symptoms. Disease Course. Varying Severity of Symptoms
  • Science – History of PANS PANDAS. Triggers. Disease Mechanism.
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • School – How it affects Learning. Accommodations/Supports. School Nurse Role
  • Case Examples (included in the longer lectures)


Slide Highlights

PANS PANDAS School Continuum of Care ASPIRE

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Feedback from Recent PANS PANDAS School In-Service lectures

“It was a pleasure to listen to your presentation. I learned a lot. I have been thinking about so many of my former students who fit the criteria for PANS/PANDAS. Now that I am armed with more information, I feel like I am in a better place for suggesting further medical follow up. Knowing how much a proper diagnosis can help the child, their family and their educators is a great reason to continue to get the word out there!” 
– School RN and IEP Support Services

“Gabriella’s presentation was exceptional. I had researched PANS/PANDAS for a year prior to this presentation and in one presentation, she was able to clarify the topic and provide a plethora of resources and information that will benefit our current and future students and their families tremendously. It is obvious that she is passionate about helping families and goes above and beyond to give of her time to provide needed care, expertise, and assistance. I am so grateful to have found Gabriella and ASPIRE and I will be keeping her on speed dial to reach out to her to help us in the future!!!”
-Counseling & Behavior Support Services

Learn more about PANS PANDAS in the school setting. PANS PANDAS is a medical condition in which symptoms affect a student’s ability to attend school and learn.


6 comments to School In-Service Lectures at ASPIRE

  1. Kendra Ballard
    February 23, 2021

    Hello, my name is Kendra and I provide Mental Health Counseling and Behavior Support Services for Polk County Schools in Tennessee. I would like to know more information about this virtual in-service, what all it addresses specifically for educators/staff, and if you address the educational options such as the Special Ed and IEP process as well for students with PANS/PANDAS. Thank you so much!

    • Gabriella True
      February 23, 2021

      Hi Kendra, I have sent you an email with a full response to this question. Best, Gabriella True

  2. Katie Lockwood
    March 23, 2021

    I’m a parent but also a school social worker. Wondering what the cost is for this in-service?

    • Gabriella True
      April 16, 2021

      There is no cost this year. Please email us to arrange a talk Gabriella @ aspire . care – take out the spaces

  3. Sara Fochs
    March 23, 2024

    My daughter has PANDAS and it has been difficult working with the school regarding all of her absences. Can we set something up to educate the school team about this diagnosis?

    • Gabriella True
      March 25, 2024

      Yes, You can can send them this page asking them to email us with dates/times they are available for an in-service. In the meantime, it is critical that you have proper documentation from your medical and therapeutic providers that outline information regarding absences and other needs your child has.


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