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Accessible Educational Materials

Ensuring that all students have appropriate Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) is essential to creating an equitable learning environment in which all students can progress towards high standards.

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Section 508: Ensuring Equal Access to Information on Digital Devices

508 compliance refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to all federal agencies “when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.” For […]

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Making Access Happen

The Making Access Happen (MAH) program works to increase the participation of 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities in public and private community-based early learning programs.

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Making Curriculum Accessible: The Common Core State Standards, Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

MATN Webinar Series: Beth Poss, Presenter Navigating the Common Core to Address the Needs of Diverse Learners Recording PPT The CCSS English Language Arts: Supporting Students with Diverse Learning Needs Recording PPT The CCSS Mathematics: Supporting Students with Diverse Learning Needs Recording PPT  

Directories and Support Groups for Families with Disabled Young Children

There are several organizations and agencies that provide support services for families of young children with disabilities.  MSDE’s Special Education and Early Intervention Services Division provides the following directories: Child Find Directory Local Infants and Toddlers Program Directors Local Infants and Toddlers Programs: Single Point of Entry Preschool Special Education Coordinators Local Family Support Network, […]

Curriculum Design and Adaptation II

This course examines developing programs to address the needs of students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as, diverse individual education programs, assistive technology, and computer assisted instruction.

Educational Assessment Part II

Further examination and administration of informal assessment instruments for diagnosing specific problems for elementary through secondary students will be explored.

Curriculum Design and Adaptation I

Principles of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation and their role in addressing students with mild to moderate disabilities are explored.