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Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities Grant - Abstracts

 

County

District/Superintendent/
Contact Person/Amount of Award

Project Description

Consortium Members/
Partners

Bergen Bergen County Technical Schools

Dr. John Grieco,
Superintendent
(201) 967-2472

Ms. Cathy Tamburello
Project Director
(201) 265-6300 ext. 6079

$90,000

The Bergen County ETTC Assistive Technology program builds upon a successful history of operation to address the continuing, new and changing assistive technology needs of mild-to-moderately disabled students, their teachers, school staff and parents. An expanded workshop schedule will include new "advanced level" training courses. A newly created "lending library" of assistive technology equipment and software provides public and nonpublic schools with access to the latest technologies. Enhanced parent outreach will be developed in collaboration with parent organizations from districts in which services are provided. The "bobby-approved" web site will include an updated directory/compendium of resources.
  • Bergen Special Services
  • Tom Caine and Associates
  • Apple Computer
  • IntelliTools
  • Various nonpublic schools
       
Burlington Burlington County Institute of Technology

Dr. Walter Rudder,
Superintendent
(609) 267-4226

Ms. Alysa Cummings,
Project Director
(856) 222-9311 x3882

$90,000

The ETTC of Burlington County will continue to conduct regularly scheduled, hands-on training sessions demonstrating the power of assistive technology to enhance the instructional process in support of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The current list of workshop offerings will grow to include new session titles delivered by trainers from a new collaborator, the Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey. Additionally, the expansive equipment loaner program of this new partner will become an offsite resource for special educators in southern New Jersey. The web site will be expanded to share assistive technology information and instructional resources for educators.
  • Cerebral Palsy of NJ
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Inspiration
  • Tom Caine and Associates
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine
  • Don Johnston Preview Center
  • Burlington County Special Services
  • Various nonpublic schools
       
Camden Camden County Technical Schools

R. Sanders Haldeman
Superintendent
(856) 767-7000

Ms. Patricia Null
Project Director
(856) 767-7000

$110,000

The Camden County Technical Schools will develop an Assistive Technology Training and Resource Center for the southern region of the state. The intent is to create a mobile, accessible library of hardware, software, and adaptive and rehabilitative devices that will be used by teachers, administrators, technology coordinators and related service personnel. An advisory board will be established to develop assistive technology activities that align with the regulations of the New Jersey Department of Education and with the Individual with Disabilities Act of 1990. Professional development workshops will be designed around four themes: understanding assistive technology, the Fundamental Assessment Process, cross-platform hardware and software solutions, and vendor demonstrations. A listserv, bulletin board, newsletter and brochures will be developed to disseminate information on assistive technologies.
  • Cape May Count Special Services School District
  • Kingsway Learning Center
       
Middlesex East Brunswick Public Schools

Dr. Jamie Savedoff
Superintendent
(732) 613-6705

Ms. Karen Warner
Project Director
(732) 613-6609

$90,000

It is the intent of the Middlesex County ETTC to expand and enhance its activities and services throughout the seven county region to further address the needs of students with disabilities. This goal will be achieved by conducting workshops, providing hands-on skill development programs, and increasing the network of professionals that can provide technical assistance on behalf of individual students with regard to assistive technology. Additionally, every MCETTC training program incorporates how technology can be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom. Dissemination of information will be increased through multiple means (website, brochures, MCETTC Resource Library) to teachers, related service personnel administrators and parents regarding assistive technology.
  • Diocese of Metuchen
  • Middlesex County College
  • Center for Enabling Technology
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine
  • Don Johnston
  • Edmark Corporation
  • Tom Caine and Associates
  • The College of New Jersey, Adaptive Technology Center for New Jersey Colleges
  • Various public school districts and nonpublic schools
       
Ocean Ocean County Vocational School District

Dr. Frederick W. Felice
Superintendent
(732) 240-6414

Ms. Lisa Koch
Project Director
(732) 240-7601

$110,000

The primary goal is to contribute substantially to the achievement of the Core Curriculum Content Standards by students with mild to moderate disabilities by increasing awareness and understanding of the use of assistive technology in the classroom. An assistive technology website will be developed, professional development opportunities will be provided, and free awareness workshops will be offered to educators and parents. Information will also be disseminated by hosting an Assistive Technology Expo for educators throughout the region and a resource directory will be developed and distributed.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Department of Human Services Regional School, Monmouth County
  • Lakewood School District
  • Toms River Regional School District
  • Pinelands Regional School District
  • The Leaman School
  • The Education Academy
  • School for Children with Hidden Intelligences
  • Kean University
       
Warren Warren County Vocational School District

Dr. Frank P. Mancuso
Superintendent
(908) 835-2814

Ms. Joan McNinch
Project Director
(908) 835-2842

$110,000

The Warren County Technical School Assistive Technology Training Center will increase access and awareness of assistive technology through a variety of strategies. A national and state level speaker’s bureau will be developed with presentations broadcast throughout New Jersey via distance learning capabilities. Additionally, a van will be equipped to deliver technology to teachers in the classroom. Grant funds will employ substitute teachers to enable classroom teachers to allocate time to practice using assistive technologies in order to become comfortable and confident with this equipment. An assistive technology coach will help teachers and parents in using the equipment. And finally, a web site will be created and a resource directory will be at the fingertips of educators and parents.
  • Warren County Consortium
  • Kean University