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Dispelling Myths associated with Assistive Technology

Dispelling Myths associated with Assistive Technology

Educational Technology (OET) provided the guidance “to increase understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA’s) requirements regarding assistive technology (AT) devices and services, and dispel common misconceptions regarding AT, while also providing examples of the use of AT devices and services for children with disabilities,” according to a Dear Colleague Letter accompanying the AT guidance.
The guidance, Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services, highlights 28 myths and facts related to AT devices and services. The guidance provides additional information and resources to support children with disabilities and identifies related requirements addressed in the IDEA

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Parent and Family Resources from PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment)


PAVE is the federally funded Parent Training and Information Center for the state of Washington. PAVE provides support, training, information and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth and families impacted by disabilities and the professionals that work with them in the state. PAVE has created a repository of resources to assist families navigate the education system and beyond. Explore these resources here!

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Recent Webinars

Webinar | Return to School after Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:  This webinar will describe traumatic brain injury in children, including the prevalence , effects of the injury in children, models of care for children and return to school for children following the injury. Presenter:Juliet Haarbauer-KrupaSenior Health...

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Recent Articles

Buzz | We Asked and You Answered

Earlier this year we conducted a brief 3-question survey with Parent Center subscribers to reassess their needs. Respondents provided us with useful feedback and we are excited to share the results below!

NE-PACT Impact Story

Strengthening Partnerships to Enhance Family Engagement in the SPP/APR Overview: The US Department of Education funds 4 Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs) to provide targeted and intensive technical assistance to the network of 90+ OSEP-funded...

Emotional Disturbance Updated!

This information in Spanish The mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. (1) We refer to mental...

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