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Apple wants to make it easier for people with any type of disabilities to use its products, so it created a website with all relevant information about its products. Scroll through their new website that features various sections, themed around accessibility needs (i.e. hearing, vision, physical & motor skills, etc.)...

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Turning 18 is significant for any youth, but for a student receiving special education services, it brings with it an additional responsibility. This is the time that a student will discuss with her IEP team the rights she may assume when she turns 18, or what is also known as...

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At one year old, Maggie was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Including her in the regular classroom was difficult, especially when her teachers saw her as a burden on other students. However, after meeting adults with significant disabilities who were receiving support to lead ordinary lives, Maggie’s family broadened their idea...

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This webinar presents stories and information about technology that can be used by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve their community participation and engagement in community life. The presenters are: Sandy Henry, of Sengistix has supported people with disabilities in the community for over 30 years and was...

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Chatting with Elizabeth Kenkel was submitted by Saltillo, an International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Corporate Member. Elizabeth, who is a Saltillo ambassador, made this video to help people better understand how her daily life is enhanced through the use of her AAC device, Nova Chat. Not only...

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Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program significantly improved their ability to communicate with the special needs youth, outlines a new report from Michigan State University. While online training exists for parents of children with autism, none had been created for the broader...

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Special Education students have to deal with the extra burden of making sure that they are getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content. With the help of technology, these students are able to go straight to learning without worrying about the right tools that will get them...

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Blogs are a wonderful way for people from all walks of life to share information and experiences, especially in the world of assistive technology (AT). For those with blogs relating to this topic, or are looking to start one, this helpful guide will show you how to make your site...

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Riding on trains in the United States gave Australian speech pathologist Beverly Sher valuable insights on how she might accommodate students with learning difficulties. On her recent visit to the USA, Beverly realized how confusing things could be for children who have learning problems. This blog post outlines six tips...

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There is increasing information in the literature on the value of using video modeling to teach social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You are a Social Detective App from Social Skills Inc. is an app with 3 levels to break down social situations into functional terms. The app...

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