Youth

Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

From the American Council of the Blind… Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video WASHINGTON, October 13, 2017 — The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, in four… Read more Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

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

Revised Transition Guide published

From the U.S. Department of Education… The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education (Department), is pleased to publish, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. OSERS’ mission is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for… Read more Revised Transition Guide published

Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

This news comes from the Great Lakes ADA Center – AT Bulletin of Jan-Feb 2017… Punch-In is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors.… Read more Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

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

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

Foundation supports robots in Maine schools

The Grahamtastic Foundation, is a Maine non-profit that provides free technology to seriously ill children. In addition to providing FREE iPads, laptops and internet access, Grahamtastic has a fleet of nine robots it has been lending to schools since 2013. According to spokesperson, Leslie Morissette, “…currently all nine of our robots are being used but … we are… Read more Foundation supports robots in Maine schools

Robot assists student in need

As reported in the Portland Press Herald and News Center – WCSH-6 – Portland, the Vassalboro Community School in AOS92 has recently purchased a Double Robotics telepresence device to assist on of their students with a chronic illness who is not able to attend school. The device, called “Double” is a remote student-controlled robotic device… Read more Robot assists student in need

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