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US DOE Looking for Stories

Republished from ACTEM’s newsletter Connected Educator by Jennifer Orr, NBCT, 3rd grade teacher Jennifer approached ACTEM in the hopes that they might be able to recommend a few great examples of work happening in schools or districts that might fit into one of the topics listed below. I am working with the Office of Educational Technology (OET) at… Read more US DOE Looking for Stories

Spurwink ALLTECH opens store in Portland

Website Launch and Store Opening Spurwink ALLTECH has announced the re-opening of the Assistive Techology Equipment Reuse and Loan Store in Portland and the launch of the new website spurwinkalltech.org. Equipment Reuse The new Portland location at 892 Riverside Street, offers consumers access to gently-used recycled durable medical equipment at a much-reduced cost, as well… Read more Spurwink ALLTECH opens store in Portland

AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

News from the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)… The AFARI Mobility Device, co-invented by CCIDS professors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson, is part of the current Access+Ability exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Here are links to some recent articles about the exhibit and/or AFARI: Access+Ability’… Read more AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

Parent Roundtable Discussions – Pine Tree Society

From the Pine Tree Society… Pine Tree Society’s lineup of Parent Roundtable Discussions being on October 25, 2917.  These programs are free of charge and intended to provide parents and caregivers a chance to meet for a facilitated discussion to learn from a profession and from each other.  The sessions are highly interactive, encouraging participants… Read more Parent Roundtable Discussions – Pine Tree Society

FREE On-Line Paraprofessional/Intervener Training

From the New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC)… The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC) is collaborating with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to provide regional intervener training during the 2017-2018 school year (states of CT, ME, MA & NH). The training provides a wonderful opportunity for schools or programs… Read more FREE On-Line Paraprofessional/Intervener Training

New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

If you’re involved with agriculture, you already know that you haven’t picked an easy road, especially if you have a disability. However, when financial obstacles seen insurmountable, know that help is available. In the recent issue of AgrAbility Harvest, the newsletter of the National AgrAbility Project, a new resource “A Closer Look: Finding the Funding” was… Read more New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to recognize the contributions of Loraine Spenciner, longtime early childhood special education faculty member, with a celebratory dedication of the newly-renamed Loraine J. Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center located in the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center. The event will be held at noon, Friday,… Read more UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

Deafblind Learning Modules Available

The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) is pleased to announce Deafblind Learning Modules for Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Interveners The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3… Read more Deafblind Learning Modules Available