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Everyone Has Something to ADD! Teaching mathematics to students with significant cognitive disabilities

The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, under the leadership of Marcella E. Franczkowski, recently hosted “Everyone Has Something to ADD!” with national expert Dr. Jenny Root. After the conference, Nancy Schmitt interviewed Dr. Root to explore the central themes of her presentation. 

Scheduling for Special Needs

A student’s success could come down to something as simple as his or her class schedule. This video describes how to put students with special needs first when creating class schedules to create a productive and successful day for all students.

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The “You” in UDL

Watch the Universal Dancers for Learning as they sing and dance their way to showing how UDL can work in your classroom.   Universal Design for Learning is all about flexibility and giving teachers and students lots of options. The more on ramps there are to a highway, the more likely everyone will be able […]

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UDL DIY Activity

This DIY activity allows educators to explore CAST’s UDL Guidelines through an easily assembled wheel. Simply print the PDF, cut out both layers of the template, and attach as shown with a round safety pin.

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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 Access Happen (MAH) Toolkit

Supports, learning modules, and resources is designed to provide a personalized, interactive learning experience for practitioners, providers and families in the support of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

Dual Language Learners

These resources provide information on culturally and linguistically responsive practices, as well as ways to support children who are dual language learners and their families: National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Important to Know: Dual Language Learner Facts, Figures, and Findings The Importance of Home Language Series This series of handouts provides basic information […]

Thoughts and Tips on Inclusion

“How can I help?” This is a question that comes naturally to teachers. For many it is the reason they became educators in the first place. Classroom experience quickly forces every teacher to realize that every child is different. Each child that enters your room brings with him or her an entire spectrum of experiences, […]