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Part of Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, the VCU Autism Center for Excellence provides many resources and opportunities for professional development for parents, teachers, and administrators, particularly when working with children and students with Autism. https://vcuautismcenter.org/

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The Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute empowers early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children from birth to age 8. This page on the site is dedicated to assistive technology (AT) and has many articles that are usefull for...

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This article from EdTech describes some of the ways Assistive Technology can help students with disabilities in the classroom, whether they struggle with attention, reading, or communication. https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/10/how-tech-can-help

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Great strides have been made in the past few years towards embracing the inherent challenges and discoveries made about the different degrees of autism. However, it is technology in the classroom that has propelled so many where there has never been the same capability before. These advancements are an exciting...

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Some children with autism struggle to understand social interactions, make eye contact or recognize facial expressions. So the Stanford researchers developed facial-recognition software specifically for the Google Glass. The software acts as a coach, helping the kids search for and correctly identify emotions expressed on people's faces. https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/138396/google-glass-flopped-but-kids-with-autism-are-using-it-to-learn-emotions...

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Wearable computing has many forms, such as glasses, watches, smart badges, and bracelets. The potential is tremendous: hands-free, heads-up technology to reshape how work gets done, how decisions are made, and how you engage with employees, customers, and partners. This infographic from Deloitte.com accompanies this article and describes the many...

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In higher education, discussions around accessibility often start with federal mandates and accommodations. This framing tends to cultivate a campus culture focused on accommodations, but "...accommodation is a reactive approach to provide access to an individual ... [whereas] UD processes are proactive approaches to ensure access for groups of potential...

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Students with disabilities often require accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology solutions in order to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and their Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). As a result, general education teachers must work collaboratively with special education teachers and related service providers. This all-inclusive guide gives...

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In the new age of technology, some professors are still reluctant to fully embrace how it can make a difference in the classroom, especially for students with disabilities: http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/assistive-technology-makes-college-accessible-students-disabilities-professors-allow/

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Over the past decade, Making has transformed education with its emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and hands-on problem solving. Along the way, new tools have evolved to help teachers ignite creativity and tackle real world challenges. Another transformation is taking place as Making itself moves from the periphery of learning into...

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