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Accessible technology can serve an important role in inclusion of students with disabilities. Not all technology is accessible, however. This article by the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education explains what accessible technology is, how it maximzes inclusion for students using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and also...

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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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For a limited time, you can order free CTD AT keyrings for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities in which you’d like to share these handy, colorful examples of assistive technology. Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We...

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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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Sometimes the environment can become overwhelming for a child, especially one who may have sensory processing disorder. This article gives ideas on self-regulation techniques and low-tech tools to help with calming down. They can be used in the home, classroom, or clinic/school-based practice. It's a great way to encourage independence...

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present ways for early childcare providers to better manage challenging behaviors in a childcare setting. It describes intervention strategies, technological tools, accommodations, and positive behavioral supports to help class time go more smoothly. This toolkit also briefly describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), basic...

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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the Q & A webinar , in which CTD director Jackie Hess answers a wide range of questions regarding assistive technology (AT).

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This webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much...

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Living with Autism in college brings unique challenges for students. This guide gives an overview of some of these challenges, and how to identify responses to these as a higher education professional.

Link: https://aspennj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ASDinHigherEdGuide.pdf

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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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