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    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
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    Educational Links, Information and Resources on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning » Home

    AT Tutorials, Trainings & Resources

    CAST
    A generous website with lots of tools and resources for parents and teachers.

    The National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)
    An organization that promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and social/emotional disabilities.

    National Assistive Technology in Education Network
    A variety of assistive technology resources are listed here. While the list is certainly not exhaustive, we have attempted to provide a range of resources. They are arranged in the following categories: AT Assessment, AT Basic information, AT Consideration, AT Forms, AT in the IEP, AT and Learning Disabilities, AT Services, AT in Special Education Laws, AT Tools, AT Training, AT Transition, AT Tutorials, Adapted Levels of Text, Advocacy and Funding, Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Beginning Reading, and Literacy

    Assistive Technology Training Online (ATTO) Project
    Resource for training materials including Integrating AT into the IEP; has numerous online tutorials and links to other tutorial sites

    Oregon Technology Access Program
    Free downloads including AT Consideration Guide and Assistive Technology Extended Assessment

    University of Kentucky Assistive Technology Project
    Free download of UKAT Toolkit, a document for AT consideration.

    Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiate
    Resource for free downloads including the WATI Consideration Guide and Assessment Form Packet.

    Alliance for Technology Access
    AT Mini-Assessment.

    LD On-line
    AT Evaluation Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities.

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Dave Edyburn, A Primer in AT Outcome; ATOMS Project:  AT Outcomes Measurement Systems Designs.

    Technology, Educators, and Children with Disabilities – NJ (TECH-NJ)
    TECH-NJ, written by students and faculty of The College of NJ, is designed to support professionals, parents, and computer-users in their efforts to use technology to improve our schools and to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

    Http://aac.unl.edu - device tutorials; vendor links; academic resources for AT devices.

    Using Assistive Technology to Access Content Area Literacy in Special Education
    A Department of Education Eisenhower Grant awarded to the University of Tennessee. Site includes AT tutorials and has simulations of math and reading difficulties and personal stories from individuals with disabilities.

    http://www.utoronto.ca/atrc/reference/tech/techgloss.html - This is a glossary of Assistive Technology Terms and description of products housed at the University of Toronto. The site is maintained by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto.

    TECHNOTES
    Illinois Assistive Technology Project online articles on topics related to assistive technology.

    The Northwest Education Technology Consortium
    Disseminates information to parents, teachers and caregivers on a variety of topics related to the use of technology with young children.

    Pocketful of Therapy
    A website developed by Occupational Therapists that includes a number of AT products that support access to education inclusive of pediatric and school based products.