Visual Impairment, Including Blindness

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 13 (FS13) November 2012 Approximately 7 pages when printed.PDF versionEn español | In SpanishTable of Contents Julian's storyVisual impairments in childrenTypes of visual impairmentSigns of a visual impairmentHow common are visual impairments?Understanding how children with VIs learnThe help available under IDEAHow IDEA defines visual impairmentWorking with the medical communityAdapting the environmentEducational considerationsTips … [Read more...]

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students

September 2010 For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities. Some adaptations are as simple as moving a distractible student to the front of the class or away from the pencil sharpener or the window. Other modifications may involve changing the way that material is … [Read more...]

Supplementary Aids and Services

Updated March 2013 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP must contain a statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child. We've split up the discussion of each of these important elements, because there is so much to say about each. This article focuses on supplementary aids and services. IDEA's exact words The … [Read more...]

Module 8: NIMAS

  Written in Partnership by: Skip Stahl and Chuck Hitchcock NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers Bonnie D. Jones Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY September 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 8 focuses on NIMAS, the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard, a new element … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities December 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Contenido del IEP Module 13 looks in detail at the information that must be included in the IEP of every child with a disability receiving special education and related services under IDEA. This is critical knowledge for families and school personnel to have! The module  is available … [Read more...]

Module 15: LRE Decision Making

———————Alert! Alert! NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 15, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module15/———————April 2008English only slideshowHandouts for Participants in English and in SpanishAuthors:Theresa … [Read more...]

Videos on accessible instructional materials

The AIM Center has a channel on YouTube. Visit there and find short videos on providing students with disabilities with AIM---accessible instructional materials. Consider including one or more of the AIM Tips videos in training sessions or with families as a way to introduce critical issues to consider for effective student use of AIM. http://www.youtube.com/AIMNationalCenter … [Read more...]

Educator’s guide to getting accessible materials for your students

From the center that knows all about accessible instructional materials, the AIM Center.  (posted September 1, 2011) http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families/school/accessible_textbooks … [Read more...]

Accessible textbooks in the K–12 classroom

This educator’s guide to getting accessible materials for your students comes from the the center that knows all about accessible instructional materials, the AIM Center. It's subtitled: An Educator’s Guide to the Acquisition of Alternate Format Core Learning Materials for Pre-K–12 Students with Print Disabilities.  (posted December 28, 2011)http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families/school/accessible_textbooks … [Read more...]

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