Intersection of Law, Education and Civil Rights

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As a deaf-blind student with very limited sight and hearing, Haben Girma '13 learned that you must be a self-advocate and come up with creative solutions to the problems you face. If that fails, she says, then the law can be a strong ally.

AAC Helps Learners with Complex Communication Needs Reach Their Full Potential

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" A lot of these kids end up not reaching their full potential because they suffer from low expectations. People think they don't speak well, so we shouldn't have them in the regular classroom, but a lot of the kids I work with, they're cognitively fine. They're perfectly capable. They just need a viable means of communication to really help them through that." Cathy Binger

Ariane Zurcher: Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

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Barb Rentenbach's funny, poignant and beautiful must-read book, I Might Be You: An Exploration of Autism and Connection, is now available as an audiobook.

PrAACtical AAC | Presuming Competence and Using The Least Dangerous Assumption

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PrAACtical AAC's latest post on the importance of presuming competence.

FCC Honors Designers of Communications Technology Benefiting People with Disabilities

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An Ethnographic Investigation of African American Mothers’ Perceptions of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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The purpose of this study was to investigate fourteen African

‘Smartpen’ Pilot Program Helps Students with Disabilities

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We often get questions about the legality of using a

Dr Thomas Armstrong – Neurodiversity – Aug 27,2012

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Call in to speak with the host "Neurodiversity" by Dr

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Awards in Technology and Media Services

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs

Outing The Prejudice: Making The Least Dangerous Assumption

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We highly recommend this brilliant article by Zach Rossetti and Carol Tashie on their interpretation of Anne Donnellan's concept of presuming competence, the least dangerous assumption.

HALO

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MISSION Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach is a non-profit

Kyoto prof rolls out omnidirectional wheelchair

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A mechanical engineering professor has taken the wraps off his

Don Johnston Announces Snap&Read—A Simple Toolbar That Reads Any Text On-screen

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Snap&Read reads text in a Flash website “A lot of

The Family Center on Technology and Disability

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The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a

Technology & Telecommunications Task Force

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The Telecommunications and Technology Task Force, part of the Consortium

RESNA

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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Releasing the Music In Your Head

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Dan Ellsey and Tod Macchover on TED Talks, Macchover (the man behind Guitar Hero) of MIT's Media Lab , talks about Hyper Score. Ellsey,a composer with cerebral palsy uses some new tools to write and perform his own beautiful music. Very cool.

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

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The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a