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(2016, May) | Useful to Parent Centers assisting families whose children have hearing loss. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and the Office of Special Education Programs and the Offices of Head Start and Child Care are partnering to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in celebrating this year’s theme – “Communication Takes Care.” […]

School Planning and Educational Strategies Following Traumatic Brain Injury A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: August 7, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenter: Brenda Eagan Brown, M.Ed., CBIS BrainSTEPS Program Coordinator, BIAPA eaganbrown@biapa.org | 724.944.6542 http://www.brainsteps.net Handouts for the […]

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families who are concerned about their child’s learning or behavior. When a child is struggling, or his/her behavior is worrisome, it can be hard for parents to know whether they need to reach out to a professional. And if parents do seek help, what kind […]

(February 2016) In this webinar, Daniel K. Davies, Founder and President of AbleLink Technologies, Inc., offers a world of opportunity for individuals with cognitive disabilities who are seeking to live independently. This presentation gives parents and professionals a greater awareness of the many ways person-centered technology can support the skills needed for independent living. Access […]

(2015) See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma. The statistics come from Education Week’s Diplomas Count: Life After Special Education. and relate to students with: Hearing Impairment Emotional Disturbance Specific Learning Disability Autism Intellectual Disability http://www.edweek.org/ew/dc/2015/by-the-numbers-students-with-disabilities.html

(2010, September) | Useful in learning more about the impact that a child’s disability has on the other children in the family. Can be shared with families, to deepen their awareness of sibling issues and concerns. Dr. Thomas Powell talks candidly about the special concerns, needs, and issues that brothers and sisters often have when another child […]

(Published September 5, 2013) Created by Alexandra Jackman of Westfield, NJ, the purpose of this 14 minute documentary, released in 2013, is to help teenagers be more aware and understanding of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It has also been translated to Spanish. View the original video, in English at: https://youtu.be/p9-l19CKISg View the translated […]

(Published August 20, 2014) This story is a part of the Advancing Opportunities AT Stories Series on its Youtube Channel. AT Stories is a video series of people with disabilities living better lives with a little help from assistive technology. This particular story shows the emotional and physical advantages of using assistive technology from a […]

Does your website, media or literature meet the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility? The Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC) has created a page with sources of information on 508 Compliance. It will help in making sure that groups’s website, media or literature meets the Federal Government’s standards for accessibility. Find the 508 Compliance Resources at http://www.tadnet.org/pages/870

Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that integrate the most current research in autism with an interactive web platform and lots of video footage showing effective evidence-based practices. It’s intended for professionals as well as families. Families can start with the short video About Autism in Toddlers (you have to […]