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    Information to assist in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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    Information to help parents and students with NJ special education programs.
  • Office of Special Education Programs
    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
    fax: (609)984-8422

    Program Improvement

    Educational Links, Information and Resources on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning » Home

    Academic Resources for Educators and Families

    Talk to Me
    Lists free downloads and downloads of trial versions of talking software programs.

    The Family Center on Technology and Disabilities
    Offers a resource library, newsletter, links to other resources, professional training, and reviews of disability resources in print or online.

    http://www.kidsmartearlylearning.org - Multi-language site with separate sections for parents and teachers.  Information about using technology in the home and classroom, including how to use it, include it in the daily routine, ensure accessibility for all children. 

    Ability Hub
    General site with information and resources for a range of AT.

    Access Ingenuity
    Information is provided on products for all types of disabilities, with descriptions, uses, prices, and ordering information.  Free resource guides and demo CDs of various devices can be ordered through this website.

    Connsense
    Free online technology newsletter.

    http://ldonline.org – Learning Disabilities virtual community.

    Families and Advocates Partnership for Education
    Information on IDEA

    http://teacherweb.com – Site provides information on how to create a website for teachers to communicate with students, parents, and other teachers.

    Special Education Network
    Includes free downloads of sample educational materials and computer programs which can be previewed.

    Autism Web Links (Selected)
    Selected Links on Autism Spectrum including articles and sites with practical strategies. (Compiled by Linda J. Burkhart)

    http://www.teachers.net/mentors/special_education/ - This is a web based bulletin board with posting of general topics for special educators.

    http://www.dotolearn.com/ - This is a great site with information and resources as well as free printable picture symbols and charts to use for visual schedules and steps within tasks. This site was originally designed for children on the Autism spectrum and children with learning disabilities, but has wide application to any children who might benefit from the use of visual supports for learning.

    DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
    An extensive list of online information related to disabilities, including a regional resource directory that may be searched by state. Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information for independent living.

    EASI Equal Access to Software and Information
    Offers a variety of information related to adaptive technologies and access to software and information - including online courses (for a fee), curriculum strategies for science and math, legal information, and articles on assistive technology.

    Family Village: Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Contains extensive resources. For example, check out assistive technology under school and visit the library which contains information about disability-related topics and specific disabilities or conditions.  This is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, their families, and those that provide them services and supports.

    The Activity Exchange
    The place for IntelliTools users to share activities they've made with IntelliTalk, Overlay Maker, ClickIt!, or IntelliPics. Browse, preview, and then download the activities you're interested in.

    http://www.ldresources.com - This is an excellent site that contains extensive resources and links for the learning disabilities community and the use of technology.

    The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)
    A wonderful site with online workshops and a guided tour of an early childhood classroom set up with assistive technology - complete with video clips. The site also includes facilitated discussion forums on students with disabilities, a collection of resources about technology and special education and an extensive list of links to other sites on the Internet.

    http://news-2-you.com/ - This is a really cool weekly newspaper for augmentative communication users as well as emergent readers. Communication symbols are used along with the text to allow symbol users an opportunity to read the news. Stories are simplified and easy for children to understand. You pay a yearly subscription fee, and then you will be able to download the issues from the Web site. Each issue has 3-4 pages of current events, a craft or recipe, a joke, and an activity page that relates to the week's lead story. News-2-You is now available in Regular, Simple and Higher Editions.

    http://www.our-kids.org/ - This is an archive from the listserv called Our-Kids. Our-Kids is a support group for parents and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays.

    http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6293.html?detoured=1 – Math graphic organizers, all-subject organizers, Venn diagrams and webs, and Language Arts graphic organizers.

    http://www.freeology.com/graphicorgs/ Graphic Organizers 

    http://www.wrightslaw.com/ - This site provides up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities.