Education

Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities

The following announcement comes from Syntiro… Looking at Employment with New Eyes: Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities March 29, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor OR March 30, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn Riverwalk, Auburn 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration begins at 8:30 am Beth Keeton, CEO of Griffin-Hammis Associates and… Read more Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities

February Webinars

Here are some webinars we think might interest you… February 14, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET – from AbleNet University Supports for Vision and Literacy Across Platforms (iOS and Chrome) with Luis Perez, PhD – More information and to register for Supports for Vision and Literacy Across Platforms… February 14, 2017 – 4:45 PM – 5:30… Read more February Webinars

U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board today – January 9 2017 – released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. “This update is… Read more U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

Webinar: Funding AT for K-12

From the Center on Technology and Disabilities – CTD… Funding AT for K-12 Wednesday, January 11th, 2017  –  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST Assistive technology (AT) can change the lives of students with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. Yet the rubber meets the road when it is time to pay for AT devices and… Read more Webinar: Funding AT for K-12

New guidance on IDEA

From the U.S. Department of Education… The U.S. Department of Education (on 12/12/2016) made available to the public final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities. The regulations will address a number of… Read more New guidance on IDEA

AbleNet webinars for December

The following AbleNet University webinars are taking place in the next few weeks… Wednesday, 12/07/16, 12:30 pm ET. Taking AT Along to Colleges and Universities. presented by Gayle Bowser and Janet Peters. Registration for Taking AT Along to Colleges and Universities. Thursday, 12/08/16, 4:00 pm ET. Apps Across the Curriculum – Supporting Diverse Learners with Google… Read more AbleNet webinars for December

Pre-Employment Transition Services

As posted in the Maine Parent Federation News… The Maine Department of Labor’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (or “VR” as it‘s commonly referred to) provides services to transition-age youth with disabilities to help prepare them for employment. Every high school in Maine has an assigned VR Counselor. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there’s… Read more Pre-Employment Transition Services

Digital Accessibility Toolkit for State and District Education Leaders

Accessibility of websites and other digital technologies have seen increased attention this year from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights when it comes to state departments of education and school districts. eSchool News published a recent article about a Digital Accessibility Toolkit for state and district education leaders.  The toolkit provides an overview… Read more Digital Accessibility Toolkit for State and District Education Leaders

New Guidance on Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools

From the US Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today, August 11, 2016, issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to states to ensure students with disabilities attending public virtual schools are getting the special education and supports that they deserve and… Read more New Guidance on Education of Children with Disabilities Attending Public Virtual Schools