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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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Speak for Yourself (SfY) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application that was created by speech-language pathologists. This AAC app turns the iPad into a communication device. It gives a voice to adults and children who are not able to speak or are limited in their ability to express...

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UnderstandingSpecialEducation.com is a website specifically for parents, to provide resources and learning materials and help them understand how to navigate special education for their child. From laws relating to special education and information on specific disabilities, to guides for parent support, there are many resources that can answer the questions...

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Ollibean is a website where parents and family members, educators, and other inclusion advocates can connect and find resources for disability rights in school, work, or other public settings. Resources include news and education articles, videos, blog posts, and links to other autism resources.

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This article is directed toward those with disabilities who are entering the workforce by introducing Employment First, a concept in advocacy that emphasizes equal work for equal pay for those with disabilities. As young adults, it is important to become familiar with these concepts, as they are essential to self-advocacy...

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This page serves as a kind of search engine for parents, family members, or disability professionals to find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities within their state. This also provides information on...

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This toolkit, created by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, is designed to help you access communication evaluations and tools for effective communication for people with communication-related developmental disabilities. These may include autism, apraxia, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities that affect communication.

Link: https://odpc.ucsf.edu/communications-paper

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AAC Community is a website that provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs, in an effort to unite all individuals concerned with communication rights those with intellectual disability, autism, movement difficulties and other disabilities that create complex communication needs. Parents,...

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Independent assessments can provide a more detailed, objective and comprehensive evaluation of a child with autism. Many parents can gain a better understanding of their child’s needs through independent assessments rather than solely relying on evaluations by a state/early intervention agency and/or school district. Parents can obtain independent assessments from...

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Assistive technology is a game changer for many of our kids with dyslexia and other learning struggles. And teaching them to use these technologies is just as important as providing these to them. This article talks about how parents/teachers may do this.

Link: https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/teaching-students-dyslexia-use-assistive-technology/

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