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Hearing is not an all-or-nothing phenomenon. People show varying degrees of hearing at varying frequencies in both ears. Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs) can help with this. Essentially they are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. This article is written from the perspective that ALSs can benefit many hearing...

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This official Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities by the U.S. Department of Education gives information to parents and teachers about transition programs and services, rights under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, preparing for adult life, and postsecondary options.

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NTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Its purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising...

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The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Their website includes a wealth of resources, covering subjects relating to education, employment, family, and other matters of transition for...

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Recent years have seen a push toward “mainstreaming” students with cognitive and physical differences, which means including them in general classrooms rather than separating them into full-time “special education” classrooms. This significant change means more and more classrooms include a diverse array of students with various neurological and physical strengths...

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This publication was co-written by members of the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), Jennifer Thomas, and Nathan Cunningham. YouthACT is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in...

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This blog centers around a 24-year-old man, Nick, who has down syndrome and autism. Written by his mother, Teresa, it details the topics surrounding living with these conditions, including schooling tips and assistive technologies (AT) that can help in everyday life.

Link: https://nickspecialneeds.com/

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Disability Rights California (DRC) is the largest advocacy rights group in the nation. One publication on their website is Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR), which provides a wide range of information on the rights and responsibilities of children with disabilities and their parents or teachers, regarding their education. This...

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance has many pages with information on how to navigate the world with a child who has cerebral palsy, including transition to adulthood, assistive technology (AT), and exploring college. This page gives advice on the steps to take when exploring college options, as well as a list of...

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eParent.com is an online multi-media company dedicated to being the ultimate resource for everything related to the special needs community. Providing practical advice, emotional support, current trending news and educational information to empower caregivers and families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs, through blogs, publications, and...

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