Policies and Procedures to Guide the Implementation of Assistive Technology Services within the Special Education Setting
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We hope this introductory list of websites will prove helpful. We know the possibilities are almost endless for internet resources and we encourage you to share some of your favorites with us in future editions.
AT4Kids is a blog designed to be a one-stop resource for ideas and information for those wanting to learn more about the use of AT with children in the special education setting. This site offers helpful hints, program and product reviews, AT recommendations, links to great new finds on the web, and lists of resources for "all things AT".
ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, we can help you locate the companies that do.
GPAT provides a range of assistive technology professional development and technical support services to local school system staff, students, and their families. GPAT's mission is to develop and enhance local expertise in assistive technology to ensure that students with disabilities have access to the assistive technology devices and services that they need in order to participate, progress, and achieve in their educational programs.
this web site is a resource for service providers, teachers, parents, consumers and their circles of support
this web site incorporates an assistive technology evaluation, and information on specific difficulties (i.e, reading, writing, memory organization and math)
also incorporated are success stories of adolescents and adults using assistive technology to help them live more independently
this web site does not substitute for one-on-one information with an assistive technology provider, whether in the school system or in a rehabilitation setting.
The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI), funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), advances learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities by fostering technology innovation. We seek to broaden and enrich the field by providing resources and promoting partnerships for the development of tools and applications by developers, manufacturers, producers, publishers and researchers www.nsnet.org A terrific site, offering links to free software and resource information, subdivided and categorized for easy access.
Technology to Unlock Potential Assistive Technology toolbox—both high and low-tech resources
More Sites on the Web
www.setp.net. This is the site for the Special Education Technology Practice journal and the May/June 2006 issue focuses on professional development. From this site, you can download the free pdf article, “90 Days of Summer” or use the electronic calendar link with live links to the daily explorations.
www.qiat.org. This listserv is an excellent resource for information related to assistive technology.
www.ttac.odu.edu. The Training and Technical Assistance Center (T-TAC) at Old Dominion University is funded by the Virginia Department of Education. A range of information is available from their Newsletters, Info Topics, and Links. Both the current and archived newsletters can be accessed and each one provides information on a range of topics, including assistive technology.
www.lburkhart.com. Linda Burkhart’s website focuses on Technology Integration in Education with topic headings for elementary school, middle school, and special needs.
www.tsbvi.edu. The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an excellent resource for teachers who have students with a visual impairment.
www.eschoolnews.com. For a $35 yearly subscription fee, you’ll receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter detailing education related corporate and private grant sources
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