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The Adaptech Research Network has developed a number of resources that may be helpful to educators and caregivers/family members alike, with an extensive database with links to free and inexpensive adaptive technology, that includes a set of demonstration videos highlighting the capabilities of some of these tools.

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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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Living with a learning disability can be a source of great frustration if it’s not fully understood – especially during a child’s school-age years. These disabilities have very little to do with a child’s behavior or level of intelligence. Rather, it comes down to understanding that people who live with...

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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,...

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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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These Special Needs Factsheets from KidsHealth, part of the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. There are also pages that explain IEP and...

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Families of children with disabilities may struggle to get services for their children in schools and the medical system. They may not know how to get their child evaluated, that there may be free or low-cost services, or that there are organizations that can provide them with information and support....

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New developments in augmented reality can seem extraordinary to anyone new to the field. Craig Smith, an autism educator and advocate based in Australia, writes about new possibilities for educators working with people with autism to provide new assistive technology opportunities to them. Some of his listed possibilities include providing...

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This article describes assistive technologies that can be introduced to children with dyslexia or other disability which would cause reading difficulties. The technologies listed can help with word recognition, fluency, or comprehension. https://literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/04/15/

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Navigating the complex process of paying for college raises a ton of questions for most students. Those questions can pile up even more quickly for a student with a disability. The good news: 88 percent of postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 percent of public two- and four-year schools report enrolling...

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