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Readtopia™ Coming Soon!

Don Johnston, Inc. will be releasing Readtopia and make learning to read an experience! Readtopia™ is a comprehensive reading curriculum for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs. It brings first-hand experiential learning into the classroom—teaching students standards-aligned social studies, ELA, and science content. For many, reading is not a natural […]

Easy Guide To Creating Accessible Content With Microsoft Office Products

Many of us use Microsoft Office products on a daily basis. Writing documents, creating spreadsheets, sending and receiving emails, and creating and presenting presentations is a part of everyone’s life. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint makes things easier for us! Although it is important that we present good content in attractive, easy, and readable formats, […]

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards Second Annual High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology Grants

The Reeve Foundation has awarded seven grants focused on exceptional access to assistive equipment and technology, totaling to $520,996.  Massachusetts, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Illinois, Virginia and Kentucky have received support for their innovative assistive technology programs. For details….. read on

Free Online Math Tools for High School You Haven’t Heard of, But Should Totally Be Using

Written by Keith Lambert, Education World Associate Contributing Editor. Lambert is an English / Language Arts teacher in Connecticut (Reprint from Education World) In the new age of technology and the push for 21st century skills in our classrooms, it’s easy for teachers to feel intimidated. New tech appears every day, but “new” tech doesn’t always […]

App Ed Review Roundup: Multicultural Apps and a Website

by Todd & Alex from AppEdReview (reprint from EmergingEdTech) Open Your Students up to a new Perspective With These Multicultural App Experiences Multicultural EdTech may not get as much attention as some other topics in the field, but developers have created some really innovative apps and websites to engage students in this topic. In our communities, […]

Visual and Audio Cookbooks!

Cooking is a fun and practical activity for everyone and an opportunity to not only increase independence, but also to put basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Determining what is needed, obtaining the ingredients and following directions to put it together are all important steps. It not only allows individuals to be […]

AbleGamers brings fun, inclusion and quality of life through the power of video games!

Reprinted from AbleGamers Charity We utilize fun to bring inclusion and improved quality of life for people with disabilities through the power of video games.  With a combination of technologies such as mouth controllers, eye gaze, and special customized controllers, we find a way for people to play video games no matter their disability. When […]

Hearing Aid Comparison Guide

If you, a family member or someone you know is considering hearing aids, where to start is often daunting. Consumer Affairs* (www.consumeraffairs.com ) has recently published a consumer resource about the Best Hearing Aids for 2017. The guide includes brand comparisons, important features, different types and hundreds of verified consumer reviews. Over 36 million Americans […]

PresenceLearning Launches New (Free) Winter-Spring 2017 Webinar Series Focused on Big Ideas for Transformation in Special Education

PresenceLearning, creator of the leading network of teletherapy providers in education, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special education leaders and clinicians focused on big, new ideas that can positively impact student development, outcomes, and long term success. For the first webinar on February 14, 2017, scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels […]

ABLEnow – Authorizing States to Establish Tax-advantaged Savings Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

ABLEnow, the Virginia-sponsored ABLE savings program, opened for nationwide enrollment in late 2016. Virginia is among the first states in the country to open an ABLE program for eligible individuals living with disabilities.   On November 1, the State of Michigan launched its “MiABLE” program. MiABLE is a part of a national program each state […]