Resource Round Up – ESY

smallWe can see summer in the near distance. Many families are scheduling their annual IEP meetings and taking a look at what progress has been made over the school year.  Maybe you are wondering about the break and services or maybe the IEP team members have concerns about regression over the summer.  Understanding what Extended School Year is and if it is a need for your student is key to discussions.

Below is a printable fact sheet on ESY, Extended School Year that can help.

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Using AT for Self Advocacy

What exactly do we mean when we say “Using AT for Self-advocacy”??  Well, let’s break it down.
self-ad·vo·ca·cy
noun
  1. the action of representing oneself or one’s views or interests.

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.

I am getting ready to host a demonstration table on this very thing in Richmond tomorrow.  What I thought I would do is share some of the AT resources with our readers and give my conference visitors a place to find the links to the programs and applications that I am going to be showcasing.

Below is a set of  links to a variety of platforms and apps that students can use to create wonderful pieces for self-advocacy!  Children of all ages can use their imaginations to express themselves and share with educators, families, and service providers just who they are and what their needs are in the classroom.

Animoto – https://animoto.com/ – Video maker

Voki – http://www.voki.com/ – Interactive avatar

Glogster – http://www.glogster.com/ – Interactive collages

Replay – https://replayapp.com/ – Video maker mobile app

I’m Determined – http://www.imdetermined.org/ – Resources on self-advocacy and transition

Click below to check out what one student created with Animoto!

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Kristin Kane Info Specialist PEATC