Funding & Acquisition

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Transitioning from birth-to-three services into the school system comes with a series of changes for you and your child. This video will help you be prepared for not one, but several transitions—from early intervention services, to developmental preschool, then on to kindergarten and first grade, brought to you by Informing...

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"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy...

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Social media is an important tool that can be leveraged to help families acquire needed assistive technology (AT) for their children. This handout discusses ways to use social media to reach out to one's community to "crowdfund" when other resources are not available to pay for a needed support. This...

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Finding the funds to acquire needed assistive technology (AT) is often a primary concern for families and educators. There may be alternative ways to find AT through a reuse program. This handout discusses programs for acquiring AT that involve refurbishing, loans, and device exchange. This resource was created for PACER...

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Early Intervention (EI) is a program that supports families with children from birth through age two. EI teams work with families to identify possible areas of delay in their child’s development. This document outlines some of the rights that parents have under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), regarding...

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For some teachers, having technology integrated into a classroom is useful; for teachers of students with special or additional needs, however, it can sometimes be necessary. But having or acquiring the funds to obtain these technologies can sometimes be difficult. This article lists some of the ways to make technology...

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Families of children with disabilities may struggle to get services for their children in schools and the medical system. They may not know how to get their child evaluated, that there may be free or low-cost services, or that there are organizations that can provide them with information and support....

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The first five years of life are critical to the development of your child. That’s why it is so important to start services as early as possible. In this section are information, toolkits, and resources to help you navigate the system of services for children, ages birth to 5, with...

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This list of popular, effective, DIY resources on the use of assistive technology devices and services with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities accompanies the webinar, Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children "Do" with Susan Mistrett. This resource was created by Dr....

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The blog, Moms with Apps , is a blog supporting the thoughtful use of technology with a family-friendly point of view. Moms With Apps originated from a group of app makers, and is made by moms, for moms (and dads), by recognizing the need for knowledge-sharing and cross-marketing...

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