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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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It is important that assistive technology (AT) is both considered and documented for children with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This handout provides guidelines for families, educators, and administrators on the essential process of considering and documenting AT. This resource was created for...

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Assisitve technology (AT) libraries can play an important role in learning about available tools for students, parents, and educators. This handout discusses some of the considerations for creating an AT library, such as budgeting, organizing, and upkeep. This resource was created for PACER Center’s Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success...

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For some students, writing can be a very hard skill to master. Whether a student struggles with getting their thoughts down on paper, spelling, grammar, or preparing bibliographies, assistive technology (AT) can help. Through the use of AT, students can minimize their frustration with writing by using ‘alternative pencils’, or...

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This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER's Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child's life to enhance learning and creativity.

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This webinar with PACER's Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter is the last in a 3-part series, and covers strategies for boosting one’s focus. Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. Topics discussed include timers that support focus,...

Webinar
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This webinar is the second of a 3-part series focusing on study skills by CTD and the PACER Center. Learning for students can be enhanced with tools that engage them with information in a multisensory manner, a combination of 2 or more senses such as visual, auditory, vestibular (movement), or...

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Researching and taking notes is an important activity central to the academic lives of many teens and adults. This document contains the presentation slides for the webinar Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills with Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter of the PACER...

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This Transition Tech Talk from PACER's Simon Technology Center offers tips for learning about and selecting assistive technology with teens and young adults. It is important that parents and educators involve youth in all steps of the process of exploring and selecting assistive technology they will use. The video discusses...

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