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This handout provides parents and professionals with tips for advocating for assistive technology for children. This resource was created for PACER Center’s Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success (TIKES) project. http://www.pacer.org/stc/tikes

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This activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion about what exactly is assistive technology. Often under-documented in the context of assistive technology, visual supports, sensory supports, and behavior supports can all fall in the category of assistive technology. Whether paper systems we print and...

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For some children with disabilities, technology can give them a voice in the form of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system and open new doors of possibility. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of apps and screen time for...

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Traditionally much of the language offered to young and beginning AAC communicators has been comprised of nouns and descriptive words. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals through the use of two different activity boards. One board is comprised of words commonly used on...

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In this presentation, Lauren Meatty, Chief of Early Intervention at the Schwartz Center, explains how selected Apps can be used with autistic and non-verbal students to foster content engagement and promote academic/social interaction.

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Children born in the 21st century use digital media everywhere- at home and at school, at the public library and at the doctor's office. In this article, the authors talk about the importance of having parents and children using digital media together, and the need for more guidance on how...

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Developed by a mother of twins with autism, the Gemiini is a web-based program using the Discrete Video Modeling (DVM) technique. DVM promotes the use and repetition of small bits of information to develop language, reading and social skills for individuals on the ASD and Down Syndrome. Available on a...

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In this presentation, Heather Feldner, Ph.D. in Disability Studies, talks about Go Baby Go (a technology hacking initiative developed at the University of Delaware) and her investigation on family and child experiences with technology design.

Link: https://vimeo.com/193648899

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In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, Va public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning accessible to all students!

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The 2016 main award of the Inclusive Technology Prize was given to an open source assistive communication software that is completely free: The Open Voice Factory (formally AzuleJoe) converts communication boards into communication devices. The program allows users to generate Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) packages by uploading PPT templates...

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