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Assistive Technology

Technology Resources for Families and Professionals who Support Young Children with Disabilities
Technology can be a great tool to help young children with disabilities be successful, and PACER's TIKES Project (Technology to Improve Kids' Educational Success) has excellent resources for parents and professionals. The website offers training videos, tip sheets, and other helpful information for families, teachers, and administrators who work with young children with disabilities or developmental delays. Learn more about this project and explore resources at www.PACER.org/stc/tikes

Quick, Easy Videos Offer Assistive Technology Tips & Tricks
Looking for information on Assistive Technology (AT) in a quick and easy format? AT Minute is an innovative, practical series of videos that was created by PACER's Simon Technology Center. Viewers will learn tips and tricks on how to get the most out of tablet computers, text to speech software, word prediction software, and other assistive technology. Watch the AT Minute videos on PACER's YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL05C8811EB18A8D05

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iPad App for Those with Developmental Disabilities
It's My Future! is a new app for iPad designed to support students and adults with developmental disabilities to become more self-determined and participate in their annual planning meetings. The app provides self-paced videos to enable people with developmental disabilities to learn more about planning and leading their meetings.  Eight sections cover topics such as choice making, decision making, goal setting, community living, employment, fun and leisure, and communication skills. Narration, a written outline, and colorful graphics support people to understand more about self-determination and how to become engaged in their planning meetings. Download the app from the app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/its-my-future%21/id599009088?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3d2

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