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More than 20,000 of these CTD AT key rings with colorful examples of assistive technology were distributed for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We have provided print copies of the pages...

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This blogger from Autism Classroom News & Resources delves into the pros and cons of using a smartboard in a special education classroom, and proper techniques to accompany the use of a smartboard as assistive technology.

Link: https://www.autismclassroomresources.com/how-to-use-interactive-whiteboards-the-right-way-in-special-ed-classrooms/

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This flowchart provides a visual depiction of the steps of the IEP process, in simplified form. Whether you're a parent getting started with the process, or an educator beginning special education, this chart is helpful for understanding the basic steps of an IEP.

Link: https://www.tnstep.org/uploads/files/HO3%20Sp%20Ed%

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IEP and 504 Plan team members, including parents, must engage in a thoughtful process that determines the necessary accommodations to facilitate the student's access to grade-level instruction and full participation in state and district assessments. The purpose of this document is to guide team members in selecting appropriate accommodations, from...

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Recent trends show an increasing number of students with disabilities spending a greater percentage of time in general education classrooms. Your specialized training to support students with disabiliteis makes your role as a special educator, AT coordintor, tech coordinator, or UDL speicalist is more critical than ever in supporting general...

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Adding alt text can be fairly simple to do, but how do you write useful alt text? Watch this short video for 6 tips to keep in mind when writing alt text.

Resources developed by the SEA and LEA team at CTD led by American Institutes for...

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This informational video from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation outlines specific strategies that are useful for language development in young children with down syndrome. Some topics of discussion include language profiles and strengths of children with down syndrome, visual learning, and other teaching techniques that may include low to mid-tech...

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present ways for early childcare providers to better manage challenging behaviors in a childcare setting. It describes intervention strategies, technological tools, accommodations, and positive behavioral supports to help class time go more smoothly. This toolkit also briefly describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), basic...

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This article was written by Dr. Temple Grandin, an assistant professor at Colorado State University who has Autism. Here she explains the accommodations, modifications, and assistive technologies teachers can use that greatly help young children with Autism in school.

Link: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=601

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This document presents a seven-step process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state academic grade-level content standards. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the IEP team to consider in making data-based decisions. This process can help school personnel to: A) consider each student’s strengths and needs to...

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