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6 Summer Grant Opportunities for your School or Classroom

6 Summer Grant Opportunities for your School or Classroom

It’s that time again… yes, it is! Time to start thinking about the start of the fall school year. Really? Can’t I just relax a bit longer? Well, no one said you couldn’t do your prep work at the beach or on your deck with a tall glass of ice tea or even a margarita.
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Built-in Accessibility Features Series – Part 3

Built-in Accessibility Features Series – Part 3

In our last two blogs, we shared information about built-in accessibility features for Apple OS and Windows. This month, we will be discussing built-in accessibility for Google and Chrome. With many schools working remotely right now, this topic is even more timely.

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Survival Guide for Parents with Special Needs Children

Survival Guide for Parents with Special Needs Children

School closures and social distancing have put everyone on edge, and parents have the added stress of having kids home all day. Parents who have a child with a disability, whether it’s a physical, communication or learning disability, or ADHD,...

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Built-in Accessibility Features Series–Part 2

Built-in Accessibility Features Series–Part 2

In our last blog, we shared information about built-in accessibility features for Apple OS. This month, we will be discussing built-in accessibility for Windows. With over one billion computer users needing accessibility options, Microsoft is another software company that has been pumping up its built-in features. From vision, hearing, cognition, to physical limitations, Windows has everyone covered.
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Accessibility Features in IOS

Built-in Accessibility Features – Part 1 (iOS)

From Windows to Chromebooks to Apple, the operating systems we use today, have built-in accessibility options. Whether a student has a learning disability or a visual, hearing, or physical disability, your operating system has features to make using a computer, tablet, or smartphone easier.
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Suggested Apps for Learning Disabilities

Suggested Apps for Learning Disabilities

The world of assistive technology has exploded in recent years. This is both exciting and overwhelming with the numerous options to wade through. It seems we are now at the phase of AT where we can say, “You name it, they’ve got it!” One area exploding with tons of options is apps and extensions for students with learning disabilities.
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Inclusion and the General Education Teacher

Inclusion and the General Education Teacher

You’re already familiar with the least restrictive environment and IDEA’s regulations surrounding it. The number of special education students who spent at least 80% of the day in a general education classroom jumped from 54% to 63% between 2005 and 2014 because of IDEA. In 2013, federal data reported that approximately 93% of special education students spent some of their days in general education classrooms.
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5 Tips to Get Your Classroom Ready

5 Tips to Get Your Classroom Ready

Where did summer go? Ok, it’s still technically summer but did you look at the calendar lately? School is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your classroom ready. Use these fun tips for an awesomely organized and decorated classroom.
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Inclusive Fun for Everyone - Certified Autism Centers

Inclusive Fun for Everyone - Certified Autism Centers

It seems like monthly we are now seeing amusement parks and other activity-based centers announcing they are now a Certified Autism Center. The latest to announce their certification is my favorite childhood roller coaster park, Kennywood, in Pittsburgh. However, what...

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