Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm CST
Let’s talk math apps and assistive technology tools to support access to math assignments for diverse learners! This engaging session will focus on supporting diverse learners on all platforms and devices, using iOS apps (iPhone/ iPad) and Google Chrome Apps & Extensions (Laptops, Chromebooks, Windows) to supplement math curricula and student skills in the classroom. Many schools are implementing 1 to 1 programs or “Going Google,” with Google Apps and Chromebooks. This session will address supporting diverse learners on ALL devices, using apps, extensions, and free web resources, as well as tactile/physical tools & AT equipment to support and develop the math skills that students may find challenging. AT for accessing math assignments in accessible formats will be discussed, including digital, enlarged, and tactile formats. Apps, tools, and assistive technologies will be demonstrated to support foundational math skills, as well as more complex math skills in areas such as Algebra, Geometry, Word Problems, Fractions, Math drills, Automaticity, and more. Access and support for all students, including those with Dyslexia, Specific LDs, who are Blind or have Low Vision, Physical Disabilities, and CVI will be introduced.
Don’t Wait to Communicate: Why Your Child Needs Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
For children whose disabilities affect their ability to speak verbally, there are many different types of technologies that can give voice to all the thoughts, wants, wishes, and feelings that struggle to come out. In this webinar, parents and professionals will hear the perspective of one parent’s journey as her daughter grew into a confident communicator using AAC. Led by Dana Nieder, author of the popular special needs blog Uncommon Sense, this webinar will teach parents and professionals the importance of presuming competence in a child’s communicative abilities as well as tips for how to plan and build a rich vocabulary for a child using AAC.
Live Webinar June 9, 2015 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Eastern Time
More information and RSVP available at http://ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/don%E2%80%99t-wait-communicate-why-your-child-needs-augmentative-and-alternative
The Arc of Illinois, through a generous donation, has developed a new Assistive Technology Program. This program will fund, or partially fund, the purchase of assistive technology for individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities who have received an evaluation/assessment from a qualified provider but the purchase is not subsidized by Medicaid, Medicare or Private Insurance.
Their goal through the Assistive Technology Program, is to enhance and improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for individuals for individuals to receive technology to help with education, employment, community living and independence.
The maximum amount funded will be $500 per person or family. Upon approval, the device will be shipped directly to the applicant.
Who Can Apply?
A person with an intellectual or developmental disability
Family member on behalf of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability
Must be an Illinois residentHow Do I Apply?
The application form must be completed and returned to The Arc of Illinois
You must include a copy of an evaluation/assessment to show the need for the assistive technology device and what type of device is needed.
The Arc of Illinois
, through a generous donation, has developed a new Assistive Technology Program.
This program will fund, or partially fund, the purchase of assistive technology for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who have received an evaluation/assessment from a qualified provider but the purchase is not subsidized by Medicaid, Medicare or Private Insurance.
Our goal through the Assistive Technology Program, is to enhance and improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual/ developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for individuals to receive technology to help with education, employment, community living and independence.
The maximum amount funded will be $500.00 per person or family. Upon approval, the device will be shipped directly to the applicant.CONTACT
The Arc of Illinois 20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209 Frankfort, IL 60423 Phone 815-464-1832
PACER is a partner with The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD), which is offering a free collaborative E-learning series using Google Apps for Education. The first of three sessions is on Feb. 3, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. (Central). Participants in this online event will experience first-hand how the Chromebook computer and the Chrome web browser can be used as free or low-cost assistive technology tools for students with disabilities. Learn more about this and other CTD events and resources.
Register Live Webinar
February 3, 2015
2 P.M. – 3 P.M. EST
What is Assistive Technology?It can mean different things to different people depending on their disability and can be both low tech and high tech.Join LDA as Carolyn Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, provides an easy to understand overview on the basics of Assistive Technology (AT)and how it can benefit individuals with learning disabilities in the classroom and in everyday life.
Save the date to attend this Free Webinar and learn more:AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology
Thursday, September 18
Register for AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology today. You will receive instructions on how to connect after registration.
We look forward to you joining us for this very informative session!
Mary Clare Reynolds
Learning Disabilities Association of America