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This article provides teachers and administrators with a description of foundational principles and curricular approaches to create meaningful educational experiences for secondary students with intellectual disabilities in inclusive general education classes. The four principles provide: a) The least dangerous assumption, b) partial participation, c) blending academic and functional curricula, and...

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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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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.

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Call to Action: Addressing Digital Accessibility

Understanding Assistive Technology: Policy and Implications for State Leaders

Understanding Accessibility: Policy and Implications for State Leaders

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology and instructional technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and possible future directions for the field is imperative for state education agency leaders and local education agency...

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The Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) addresses the inclusion of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment, standards, and accountability systems and the effects of these systems on related educational reform efforts. This document presents a five-step process for schools, districts, and states...

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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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