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- AAC Interventions.com-
Contains Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention Products
and Presentations by Carolyn Musselwhite and Julie
- ABLEDATA-The premier
information on Assistive Technology! The database contains information
on more than 27,000 assistive technology products. It gives
descriptions of each product including price and company
- Alliance for Technology
mission is to connect children and adults with disabilities to
tools. Helpful AT Resource Library, Frequently Asked Questions
and excellent Links to other resources.
- Applied Science and
(ASEL)-Extensive information on AT including research and
Tech.Net-is a a resource for assistive technology (AT) and a link
to a wide variety of AT and disability-related information. Their
searchable database of AT is designed to help you target solutions,
determine costs and link to vendors that sell products.
Technology for Students with Disabilities/Family
Village School-Contains a list of resources, web sites and
Training Online-Provides internet-based training in both general
specific areas of adapted computer use. We focus on AT applications
address the needs of students with disabilities in elementary
Guide- The third edition of Schwab Learning's Assistive Technology
(AT) Guide provides an overview of current technologies to help parents
decide on available tools for their children. By the end of 2001,
you will be able to download the entire AT Guide or order it by mail.
the third edition is available, they'll announce it on their home
page as well as in their online newsletter -- SchwabLearning.
- Augmentative and
Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)-A web site that
issues related to AAC and young children. Its purpose is to provide
and guidance to families, teachers, speech/language pathologists and
else who is involved with children having special communication needs.
- CAST-is a not-for-profit
organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all
people, especially those with disabilities.
for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access-A good source for
assistive technology resources within the Georgia Institute of
- Closing The
The internationally recognized source for information on innovative
of computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.
a 200 page guide to thousands of commercially available hardware and
products and organizations that serve people with special needs.
The Gap: Essential Bookmark Collection for AT Coordinators-A
to help manage all the information that an AT Coordinator needs to
Updated information about assistive technology products, services, and
Technology Evaluation Center (CAP)- Provides computer
to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities throughout the
Department of Defense. Also contains a calendar of current events and
mailing lists, etc.
- Delaware Assistive
on improving public awareness and access to information, funding for
technology devices and services, training and technical assistance, and
coordination of statewide activities.
online information about assistive technology products and services.
- DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.-
Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills) is a
non-profit parent and professional service agency, that specializes in
Assistive Technology (AT) related research, development, and
dissemination. Includes links to the State Tech Act Projects.
- Equal Access to
(EASI)-The mission is to serve as a resource to the education
by providing information and guidance in the area of
technologies by individuals with disabilities.
- Family Center on Technology and
site offers an extensive database of educational and AT resources,
tutorials, and on-line discussion.
- Fairfax County
Integrated Technology Services-This site has useful tools,
templates, tutorials, activities, social stories, and web sites for you
to obtain valuable resources.
- George Lucas Educational Foundation-AT
Stories, Digital Textbooks, At for Young Children, and more current
in the news. Just type in Assistive Technology in the Search
- Georgia Project for Assistive
Technology-GPAT provides a range of
assistive technology professional development and technical support
services to local school system staff, students, and their
families. Check out the Check out the new resources pages with
new videos, tech tips and PowerPoints!
Project ( Tools for Life)-This is a comprehensive resource about
disabilities and assistive technologies for reading, writing, memory
- Kids Together, Inc.-General
information about AT, sources of funding, categories, parent worksheet,
and additional links.
Assistive Technologies-One page summaries of the latest adaptive
and software available for the Macintosh by disability plus additional
Assistive Technology Research Institute-Review the many movie clips
of assistive technology devices and software being utilized in the
field on the Assistive Technology Viewer web site from the University
in Assistive Technology Services (QIAT)-Useful information for
systems to prepare special educational personnel to meet the letter and
spirit of assistive technology mandates. Updated annually.
- NICHY AT Resources- Selected bibliography of articles, books, and resources on Assistive Technology. Added 2/09
- RESNA-is an interdisciplinary
of people with a common interest in technology and disability. They
research, development, education, advocacy, and the provision of
by supporting the people engaged in these activities. Links to
Learning-Extensive assistive technology resources section and for
educators, and students with learning differences. You can also
the 3rd edition of the Assistive Technology (AT) Guide. Just
the topic "Technology" in the search window to get to these resources.
Stories-highlights the stories of students who use assistive
for writing, reading, communication and social skills.
in the Preschool Classroom-Many resources from the non categorical
preschool program for children aged 3 to 5 with special needs in
Montgomery County Maryland. Also check out the Teacher
Created Technology Resources for Boardmaker and IntelliKeys.
- Trace Research
Center-Includes the ABLEDATA database of assistive technology
software tool kits (a collection of freeware and shareware with a focus
on computer access for individuals with disabilities), disability
articles, and the Trace
Informational Quick Sheets.
- The Technology Assistance
Gallaudet University-Research group at Gallaudet University
focusing on a special grant project to initiate telecommunication
in 5 schools for the Deaf.
- Wisconsin Assistive Technology
statewide project to make assistive technology devices and services
available to children with disabilities. Download assessment
view best practices, a lending library, tips for school districts, and
product sales. *WATI
forms* Free Materials
Web Page Design-Contains a list of articles discussing how to make
a web page accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- CAST: Bobby-An
of web site accessibility. Just submit the URL of your site to
Bobby check for accessibility compliance.
Curbcuts-An article about the history of the fight for equal access
to media for those individuals with sensory disabilities, universal
- Making Your
Accessible-Contains WC3 guidelines for making your web site
links to additional resources, and options to check your site for
- National Center
Media (NCAM)-Internet access for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired,
and Visually Impaired users, web access projects, Electronic Curb cuts,
and related articles and links.
- The GSA Center for
Accommodations (CITA)-Accessibility issues for Federal Agencies,
access design, codes, policies/laws affecting accessibility.
- Autistic Children's
(A.C.A.P.)-An organization that focuses on the direct services
for children with autism.
- Autism Links-This
information and a comprehensive listing of links regarding the
disabilities of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
is a an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for autistic
- Autism Info-Contains
many sponsored links for resources for videos, materials, books,
language information, health issues and more.
Resources-This site contains a wealth of information on medical and
educational needs plus links to other resources.
- Autism Society of
mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access
and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their
through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to
- Autism Society of
Bookstore-The world's largest autism bookstore featuring 350
- Autism Treatment Info-Treatment
Tips for Children with Autism, PDD & Asperger's
Syndrome. Parents share their experience running In-Home treatment
programs for their children with Autism.
- Centering on Children,
activities for young children with autism and/or severe cognitive
Learn all about Shoebox Tasks and other materials to meet
your student's distinct needs.
Educational Service Agency No. 7-(Autism: Interventions and
for Success)-The goal of the CESA #7 Department of Special Education is
to produce a series of six articles on autism in plain language
to the general public, parents and school personnel.
- Division TEACCH-(Treatment
and Education of Autistic and related Communication
Handicapped CHildren) in the NC training and research program.
on communication and educational approaches is available.-
- Future Horizons-Future
Horizons is the world leader in autism/Asperger's Syndrome books and
including Carol Gray's publications.
- E-Books on Autism-
about Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders-This site
how autism/PDD affects a child's ability to communicate, understand
play, and relate to others.
Autism-related links that you can shake a stick at!" (788) They
arranged in a user-friendly format.
- National Institute
Health and Human Development (NICHD)-The goal of this site is to
the most current information about NICHD research
projects, publications, news releases, and other activities
to autism and similar disorders. Click on Autism
Publications to view a series of new fact sheets on the latest
findings on autism.
of Mental Health (Autism Booklet)-A comprehensive resource guide
parents and teachers covering all topic areas from understanding the
to finding help and hope.
- National Early Childhood
Assistance System (NEC*TAS)-Provides on going technical assistance
and services to young children with disabilities and their
Includes information on the early identification of children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders and an Autism
- OASIS (On-Line
Syndrome Information)-Excellent site to begin your research
this disability area. It includes information on parent
classroom management, family matters, support groups, kids work,
books and more ...
Teaching Children with Autism-is a resource driven by parents and
professionals who are teaching children with autism. It is a
great source of information on various assessments and interventions
for individuals with autism, and includes forms (i.e. FBA) that people
can download and use.
- PDD and
good set of links for professionals and parents to get started in
Books on Autism-This site has an extensive book list with a link to
Amazon.com for book reviews and ordering.
- Temple Grandin-A new
website on her presentations, conferences, publications and personal
observations on autism and Asperger's
on the disorder, medication, diagnostic tools, reading materials, and
web sites by an M.D. working with children and adults.
- Children and Adults with
Disorder (CHADD)-CHADD Works To Improve the Lives of People With
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Through Education, Advocacy, and Support
- Disability Link-ADD-From
IRSC site assorted articles, resources for parents, newsgroups etc.
Association-ADDA's mission is to help people with ADD lead happier,
more successful lives through education, research, and public
Check out their new bookstore and yellow pages.
- One A.D.D. Place-The
Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.& A.D.H.D): public info; papers and
catalogs offering books, audio tapes, and videos; calendar of events,
loads of related links.
on ADD-Comprehensive source for DSM-III and IV, ADD FAQs, archives,
organization lists, articles, conferences, resources for teachers and
plus much more.
and Hearing Impaired Culture
A-Z to Deafblindness-The
site is designed by James Gallagher who is deafblind. It offers
help to Blind or deaf people, to those who provide specialized services
for those who are deafblind, and tries to make people more aware about
Sign Language Browser-Online American sign language browser.
Requires a plug-in for video/quicktime.
- American Sign
is an animated American sign language online dictionary. Web browsers
GIF animations are required.
- DEAF@X-A UK group that
chat lines matching deaf children and adults with their hearing
to help improve communication skills, the use of English, and promote
and Hard of Hearing Resources-Connect to helpful information online
for Assistive Technologies, Captioning, Cochlear Implants, Employment,
Hearing Aids, Hearing Dogs, and Legal Relay Services.
online collection of reference material and links intended to educate
inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States and
and hard of hearing related topics.
- Deafness Research Foundation-Deafness
Research Foundation is the leading source of private funding for basic
and clinical research in hearing science. It is committed
making lifelong hearing health a national priority.
- Hearing Aid
Archives-An interactive display of over 2.700 hearing aids spanning
the history of hearing aid development.
- Hearing Exchange-an
community for the exchange of ideas and information on hearing loss.
- Hearing Health
quarterly, Hearing Health is clearly the "go-to" resource for people
information about the ear, hearing disorders and deafness.
Impaired Resources-Extensive list compiled by the Uof VA Special
- Helen Keller
for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults-A variety of services, training
publications, state resources, and related web links are compiled at
- Listen to Your Buds-A
new site from ASHA to educate young people about the dangers of noise
induced hearing loss from mp3 players etc.
Information Center on Deafness (NICD)-is a centralized source of
up-to-date, objective information on topics dealing with deafness and
Education Programs Network (PEPNet)-The goal of PEPNet is to assist
postsecondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively
serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- The Captioning Center-Learn
about how captions are made for videos and movies.
for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students-A "Tips" document
compiled by the HI Consultant.
and Visually Impaired D7.
- Early Childhood
and Family Web Corner-Resources for preschool special educators
teaching ideas, research articles, and technology resources.
- ERIC Clearinghouse-Another
federally funded information clearinghouse. This is the place to start
for all things early childhood. Provides information for both families
- KidSource OnLine-The
in depth and timely education and healthcare information and discussion
that will make a difference in the lives of parents and their
Also check out "A
Guide to Children's Literature and Disability".
- Military Child
Department of Defense site dealing with all aspects of the Military
- National Association for the
Young Children (NAEYC)- is the nation's largest
organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated
to improving the quality of early
childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.
Web Sites-Recommended websites that have been reviewed by the
staff for their content, overall quality, ease of use, and sorted by
group or by category.
practical, developmentally appropriate curriculum materials, training
parenting resources, and staff development services.
Education and Support
of Minds- A Non-Profit Institute For The Understanding Of
In Learning. Good audio clips with discussions on families and
problems. In addition learning strategies for helping students succeed
and get organized.
- EFM Connections-Designed
to support families with special needs within the military community.
- Exceptional Parent-The
joined the Technology Revolution and designed their own special needs
site as part of a general all-pediatrics sites, PediaNet. Watch
- FAPE-Families and Advocates
for Education Communication exchange and resources to promote
of the IDEA amendments of 1997.
- National Parent Information Network-Provides
information to parents and those who work with parents to foster the
of materials. Parent newsletter, resources, calendar of events,
is updated monthly.
- National Parent to Parent
Information-Links parents of children with special health care
and rare disorders.
Source on line has compiled articles on parenting, guides to children's
literature and disability books, general information on disabilities,
on-line help to conduct a literature review.
Resource sheet, Disability
Awareness sheets, and Children's
Literature & Disability Resource sheets.
- Parenting Resources-Contains
of links to other sites that contain useful information for parents of
children with disabilities.
Children Together Online-On-line magazine for parents and children
to further the cause of family literacy through reading. Also
related articles on children's reading, writing, and book reviews.
- Parents, Educators,
(PEP)-An informational resource site designed by parents,
and children. Software reviews by children are also included in
to cool school sites, computer camps, shopper's resources etc.
Educational Resource Center-Information and guidance for parents of
children with learning differences. Also an on-line parent
special projects, and media articles included.
- Parent Education Advocacy
(PEATC)-Assists parents and professionals in translating the legal
of children with disabilities into genuine opportunities for full
in school and community life.
- Specialized Training of
Parents (STOMP)-A federally funded Parent Training and Information
(PTI) Center established to assist military families who have
with special education or health needs.
- Special Child
magazine for Parents and Care-givers of Children with Special Needs.
- Special Needs Network-The
Needs Network web site offers Department of Defense (DoD) families with
special medical and/or educational needs access to information,
and each other.
Internet Village-Information regarding family learning and
in education, parenting resources, family friendly Internet sites, and
fun stuff for kids.
- Temperament in Children and Adults-A
clearinghouse for research and practical information about
characteristics to be used by parents, professionals, and others.
Parent and professional links included.
- The Family Network-Florida
promoting parents as the child's life long advocate.
- The National Parent Network on
(NPND)-Established to provide a presence and national voice for
of children, youth, and adults with special needs. NPND shares
and resources in order to promote and support the power of parents to
and affect policy issues concerning the needs of people with
and their families.
Development Events-Conference listings, CEC Training Institutes,
Career Education Training events.
A list of Disability-Related Conferences for 2012.
PARENTING Calendar-A list of conferences,
and other related events.
- 2012 CEC Annual Convention-The
for Exceptional Children's Annual Convention brings together experts
span the range of our profession, all bringing new ideas to share, as
as tried and true ideas that work!
Convention-ASHA's premier educational event attended by over 10,000
members each year.
- 2013 ATIA Annual
leading forum for the Assistive Technology community to participate in
presentations and discussions about new technology, practical
applications, and services.
- 2013 Closing
the Gap Conference-Emphasis is on Computer Technology in Special
and Rehabilitation. Over 150 presentations are offered that
and/or demonstrate successful applications of computer technology for
Conference, where the best of hearts and minds in the disability
gather to provide and share cutting-edge information that inspires
parents, and professionals alike to understand, support, and creatively
move forward toward inclusive lives for all.
Disabilities Conference-Sponsored by California
Center on Disabilities. Preconference workshops, more than 390
and extensive Exhibit Hall.
- TAM 2013 Technology
annual conference on special education and technology.
- 2013 NAEYC
Conference-The Annual Conference for the National Association for
Education of Young Children is "a marketplace of ideas for early
childhood professionals." NAEYC is committed to providing a forum where
individuals can gather and discuss issues vital to those of us who
young children and families.
Pathology Resources & Ideas-This site comprises over two
web pages for families, Speech-Language Pathologists, professionals,
students of human communication disorders and sciences.
- Speech-Language Resources-The speech-language resources website is a window to information that will allow you to better understand language and literacy difficulties in school-age children.
- Speaking of Speech-is an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools.
- Therapy Materials Exchange-an interactive forum for SLPs to exchange ideas, information, and resources.
- AAC Interventions.com-
Contains Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention Products
and Presentations by Carolyn Musselwhite and Julie
- SpEd Apps2-Apps for Special Education Populations. This wiki is to foster collaboration around how applications can be used in unique ways to support learning in home, school, and therapy settings.
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