Effective Practices in Early Intervention

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because 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 Effective Practices in Early Intervention at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/effectivepractices-ei/_________________________________ September … [Read more...]

Special Factors in IEP Development

September 2010 Resources updated, March 2013  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. Read IDEA's exact words.The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the need for individualized consideration of these factors in IEP development … [Read more...]

Assistive Technology Act

December 2009 Resources updated, April 2013  As technology has come to play an increasingly important role in the lives of all persons in the United States, in the conduct of business, in the functioning of government, in the fostering of communication, in the conduct of commerce, and in the provision of education, its impact upon the lives of the more than 50,000,000 individuals with disabilities in the United States has been comparable to its … [Read more...]

Considering Assistive Technology

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because 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 Considering Assistive Technology at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/considering-at/_________________________________A resource for IEP TeamsDecember … [Read more...]

Services for Adults with Disabilities

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because 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 Services for Adults with Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/foradults/_________________________________ Updated October 2010 … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because 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 13: Content of the IEP at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module13/_________________________________by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa … [Read more...]

Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology & Transition Planning

This 50-page guide is aimed at providing families with the information they need about assistive technology to effectively prepare for and participate in periods of transition in their children’s lives. From the Family Center on Technology and Disability. Also available in Spanish. http://www.fctd.info/show/newfig   … [Read more...]

Matching AT to students’ special needs

Assistive Technology to Meet K-12 Student Needs is a great resource offered by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. It provides extensive lists of AT for vision, hearing, communication, access, and learning and studying.http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm … [Read more...]

Video training | Helping little children use AT

This training module from CONNECT includes an example of how a child care provider, speech therapist, and parent work together to help a two-year-old communicate and participate in everyday activities using assistive technology (AT).http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-5  … [Read more...]

Assistive technology solutions fact sheet

The Family Center on Technology and Disability offers AT fact sheet that provides visual examples of a range of AT products to help parents who are beginning their search for assistive technology. This fact sheet includes basic questions to be considered when trying to identify AT devices that will best suit a child and illustrated examples of some of the AT options available.  Each AT example has an icon indicating whether it is high-tech, mid-tech … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.