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The RISE Act Introduced in the Senate On December 9, the Respond, Innovate, Support, and Empower Students with Disabilities (RISE) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Orin Hatch (R-UT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).  The RISE Act amends the Higher Education Act to clarify the documentation an institution of higher education […]

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EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition through Technology Margo Vreeburg Izzo, PhD, Program Director of the Transitions Services Department at The Ohio State University (OSU) Nisonger Center Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST In this webinar, Dr. Margo Vreeburg Izzo will present a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology […]

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ED Releases Final Regulations Under Part B of IDEA On December 12, the Department of Education released the final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These regulations are aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.  The regulations will address […]

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Funding AT for K-12 Chris Gibbons, Smartbox Inc, Vice President of Education and Assessment Wednesday, January 11th, 2017  –  4:00pm to 5:00pm 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 services, […]

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Recently archived Facebook Chat: ADHD and Behavior, with Analisa L. Smith Board Member, Learning Disabilities Association of America Originally hosted on Fri Dec 23 at 10:00am ET ADHD and behavior problems can often go hand in hand. For this Facebook chat, join Analisa Smith, president of the Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina, to get […]

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After the holidays, kids (and adults) are still wound up and full of post-festivity energy.  For those who overstimulate easily, vibration is a fundamental component for sensory integration and can be incredibly useful in relaxation. Below are links to a few companies selling a variety of vibrating pillows and stuffed animals – Squeeze them, sit […]

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