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(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, families, and service providers in supporting people with disabilities using assistive technologies. The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used […]

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers in keeping up to date with how technology is currently being used in education. This article from Education Week is a goldmine of information about the current status of technology use in education. Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. […]

(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 […]

(Produced 2012) Este video es una colaboración entre FCTD y Dicapta. En este video conoceremos a Marta, la madre de Isabel, una pequeña con limitaciones de aprendizaje y de motricidad fina. El video presenta las bases de la tecnología de asistencia (AT) y lleva a la audiencia a través de una reunión de IEP (Individualized […]

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers helping families locate assistance in obtaining assistive technology devices. Assistive technology (AT) comes in many shapes and sizes, and for students with disabilities, it has the capacity to open many doors. However, with tight budgets and limited funds many districts are challenged to find the funding to provide AT to qualifying students. […]

Useful to Parent Centers, transition specialists, youth with developmental disabilities, and families in addressing independent living supports. Partners in Living is a self-study course created to help people with developmental disabilities, their family, and friends explore four important elements that, together, can help them create a meaningful life: self-determination, family support, community living, and assistive […]

(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

(Published 2009) | Useful to Parent Centers exploring technology for collaboration. If you’re looking for software tools that can help your group collaborate, you’ll find a lot of options. There are many different types of solutions that support many different types of needs. This online article explores the types of software that exist for informal […]