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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 […]

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 […]

Gift Giving Guide for Kids with Special Needs

By Glenda Hampton Anderson, Education/Assistive Technology Consultant. As stated by Cari Jean, “It’s no secret that kids love toys. They see a new one on a television advertisement and tell their parents, “I want that!” If kids had their way, they would have every toy imaginable. Toys can be a great way for kids to […]

App Ed Review: Designed to support teachers in finding and using apps and websites!

App Ed Review was born when Dr. Todd Cherner was teaching a graduate-level literacy class at Coastal Carolina University. As part of that class, Todd set aside time for “app-etizers” that were mini-lessons about apps. Because the school district where the majority of his students worked provided each of them an iPad to use in […]

An Interactive Visual Framework for History!

TimeMaps specialize in map-based history timelines. The “Time-Map” concept was originally conceived to offer a visual framework for history topics. A map combined with a timeline lets users see where an event is happening, both in time and space.

New assistive technology website launched by Perkins

Byline: Alix Hackett Paths to Technology website from Perkins eLearning will help teachers, parents and students understand and use the best new technology. Assistive technology has opened up exciting new methods of learning for students who are blind. Photo Credit: Anna Miller. For teachers of the visually impaired, assistive technology has transformed the classroom, opening […]

ATIA On-line Learning

The ATIA’s Assistive Technology (AT) Online Professional Development program is the source of high-quality education from leading AT professionals for educators and service professionals working at the local, state and national levels in government and private organizations. Find the training you need in our extensive directory. What makes our Assistive Technology Online Education exceptional?

Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work

The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”  The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.  These clarifications are much […]

Free Webinars from Don Johnston!

Co:Writer Universal … With Speech Recognition! Co:Writer Universal uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction to help students write better across devices (Chromebooks, iPads, and Mac/Windows desktops). And now built-in speech recognition adds an entirely new way students can get their ideas out! Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 12:00pm – 12:30pm Central How uPAR Data is Leading to […]

The New Ablenet Resource Guide and Catalog is Here!

This is a great resource! Take a look at the latest in AbleNet assistive technology, accessible curriculum, and services for people with disabilities. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new….