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This toolkit from the California Charter Schools Association is the result of a 2016 statewide qualitative study of innovative and exceptional special education programs and practices across the California charter school movement. The final published report detailed findings with examples of successful practices grounded in current research and accompanied by...

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Parents of children and adults with special needs have their roles in “Life Planning” for their child. It’s a lifetime of various roles that have a direct effect on the daily and future quality of life of their children. As both a parent and a sibling of adults with special...

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Video: When Alice Brouhard’s daughter, Kara, suffered a traumatic brain injury, Alice took finding assistive technology into her own hands. Alice shares how a simple app and the power of advocating made Apple take notice and gave Kara a voice. Alice Brouhard, R.N. is a champion of the use of...

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The information contained within this guide is designed to provide comprehensive guidance for educators, parents, advocates, and agency personnel regarding the delivery of assistive technology services for students with disabilities. The intent is to help ensure consistent policies and practices among school districts and to provide stakeholders with a clear...

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This webinar discusses how to utilize the Univeral Design for Learning (UDL) framework as the foundation to apply the same principles during transition and on into the employment sector. While businesses and people with disabilities sometimes encounter serious challenges as they seek to implement inclusion strategies, as assistive technology (AT)...

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This Iowa Dept. of Education AT page contains information on: Federal Regulations; State Rules; Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Services; State AT Liaisons; AEA AT Contacts; Assistive Technology Consideration; Areas of Assistive Technology; Funding Sources; Frequently Asked Questions; and Resources. Per the site: AT is any device that allows...

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Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) connects people with disabilities and health conditions of all ages with the assistive technology they need to learn, work, play and participate in community life safely and independently. ATK is the Kansas statewide assistive technology program and has AT Access Sites located in Oakley, Wichita,...

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Addressing the literacy and literacy-related technology needs of struggling readers does not have to be based on trial and error. This UNC- Allied Health product link is for the third section of their three-part video program. The video program begins with a framework for understanding what is required for successful...

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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is one of the most commonly-used systems for measuring, describing and measuring health and disability. It was created by the World Health Organization and is considered the standard by many US and international healthcare organizations and professional organizations.

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This webpage serves as a place to find your own state's disability rights agency (P&A/CAP) and to get information on the various types of federal government aid available to persons with disabilities and their families. The simple interface gives names and contact information for agencies in your state. Other pages...

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