Family Support Organizations

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Dysgraphia and Dyslexia can be confusing to tell apart. These two learning disorders affect children when it comes to English and other Language Arts. They can create stressful situations, and hinder their abilities to properly grow and progress. Sometimes they are co-occuring, which can make learning even more difficult. This...

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Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It is like preparing to travel to a new place you’ve never been before. This webinar with Alice Wershing will focus on the differences between available accommodations in Higher education versus those offered in K-12 settings via...

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This collection of resources offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology and then putting that technology to use. When youth take an active role in choosing their own AT tools, they are more likely...

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Many free and low-cost mobile apps are available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards post-secondary education, job training, employment, and independent living. This PACER Center guide lists mobile apps that have been reviewed by parents and professionals and found to be useful and...

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This video outlines a new robot-avatar combo that is helping deaf children learn to communicate during a crucial time in their development. This video outlines some of the challenges in helping deaf children learn language, as part of a Gallaudet University research project. Watch it here: https://www.wired.com/video/2017/12/the-adorable-robot-that-s-helping-deaf-children-communicate/...

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At the beginning of 2018, we find ourselves with new haptic technology—vibrating actuators and electrical impulses that stimulate your skin receptors and nerve endings— that has become both cheaper and increasingly advanced, allowing virtual reality gamers to feel new sensations like heat and real-world discomfort. The applications for this...

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Humans are social beings, having conversations, making friendships and communities. Social interaction is the key to our happiness. By definition, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle to be socially appropriate and connected. If offered the opportunity to socialize through an avatar, we have found that children with ASD are...

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Every parent just wants their child to make friends, succeed, and be happy. But, for many parents of children with autism, these goals are more difficult to achieve, especially in social realms where their child may experience anxiety while trying to make connections with others. Three successful strategies for helping...

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For students with disabilities, they do not have to feel as though their daily activities must end with the last bell of the day. Participation in extracurricular activities provides students with the chance to assume leadership responsibilities and demonstrate talents that may not be apparent in traditional classroom settings. They...

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Words are powerful. Consistency in the words we use to describe services and supports for students with disabilities must be clear and consistent across the district for all children, parents, teachers, and community members. This brief tutorial defines inclusion and provides clarity regarding commonly used terms, such as PLAAFP, Curricular...

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