Part C Lead Agencies

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These modules are designed for faculty and professional development providers to use in their professional development. They include articles, video modeling, and activities to help trainers and other professionals implement assistive technology objectives to their classroom, school, or districts.

Link: http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/resources/results/taxonomy%3A38

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Recognizing and valuing the unique perspectives of people, identities, and points of view, and doing so in an environment where all people feel safe and respected is important to address and eliminate barriers to systems and services to individuals with disabilities. On this page are select resources compiled and/or created...

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As more parents consider charter schools as an alternative to noncharter public schools for their children with special needs, special education in charters deserves a critical look. Here, the National Center for Technology Innovation examines the challenges and successes of special education in charter schools. This includes issues related to...

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Web accessibility is an ongoing challenge for organizations and web developers attempting to keep their video accessible using modern html5 standards. These two video players offer full feature accessibility solutions to organizations and web developers, from captioning to transcripts to keyboard navigation.

Able Player http://ableplayer.github.io/ableplayer/...

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Audio description ensures visual content is accessible to people who can't see it. When program audio does not fully disseminate ample information, a supplemental audio track must be provided that includes brief description of the visual content. Specifically, the purpose of Mr. Thompson’s presentation spoke about how organizations with many...

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Using aided, augmentative, and alternative communication (AAC) instruction and parent and peer-mediated interventions, educators, friends, and family can address complex communication needs and support communication/language development for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Topics of discussion include the necessity of involving family members in AAC intervention, focus on...

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This PowerPoint (in pdf form) is from a webinar delivered through the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and covers the following topics: (a) Acquiring practical strategies to integrate transportation content in instruction; (b) Identifying opportunities to connect with community transportation professionals to build transportation supports; and (c)...

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It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. The following glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are available and how they can be used. (Get...

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Christopher Bugaj, is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, and podcaster, among other things, speaks about the concept of the “Least Dangerous Assumption” in this short video put together by the National Cerebral Palsy Association. In it, he outlines the concept, as initially conceived by author Anne M. Donnellan, whose...

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One in five Americans experiences a disability that affects their mobility, cognitive function, sensory or communication ability. Because of this, rehabilitation strategies must optimize function, reduce disability, and research this public health challenge. This link leads to an academic article from the National Institute of Health (NIH) that provides a...

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