Center for Electronic Studying
A research and development group of the University of Oregon College of Education investigating innovative applications of technology for middle school, secondary, and post-secondary students, their teachers and their schools.
Closing the Gap
Among other excellent resources at this site, there is a list of web sites called Essential Bookmarks for Assistive Technology Coordinators which can be viewed at http://www.closingthegap.com/home/bookmarks/index.html.
Computer-Based Study Strategies Outreach Project
Trains teachers and students on strategies to use computers effectively while studying for content area classes.
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
This site answers questions about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and supports efforts to help all children learn, progress, and realize their dreams.
Internal Society for Technology in Education
Promotes teachers helping teachers to use technology in the classroom.
The LDOnline site has many resources for the learning disability community and is a very good starting point on the World Wide Web for information about a variety of issues related to students with learning disabilities. Of particular interest is the "Teaching with Technology" bulletin board which is located at this site (http://ldonline.org/cgi-bin/esbbbs/tech).
Richard Wanderman knows what is going on in the world of technology for people with learning disabilities. A dyslexic with a love of all things technical, Wanderman is a frequent speaker at educational conferences. He maintains a web site of helpful resources.
The Schwab Foundation makes available free of charge a useful booklet that provides an overview of technology use for students with learning differences. This can be a helpful resource to distribute to parents and regular education teachers. From the home page, click on Publications.
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
The list that tops all lists. If you need information related to Special Education, chances are the SERI list of web resources can point you in the right direction.
WEB SITE OF NEW JERSEY ADVOCACY GROUP
NJ Protection and Advocacy, Inc.: The New Jersey Technology Assistive Resources Program
NJP&A is a private, non-profit, consumer-directed organization which serves as New Jersey's federally funded protection and advocacy system for persons with disabilities. A program of NJP&A is TARP (Technology Assistive Resources Program), which provides information and referral, outreach and education, technical assistance and legal and non-legal advocacy in the area of assistive technology. Their publications are useful, and one can join a mailing list to receive information free of charge.
The HEATH Resource Center
A Program of the American Council on Education
The HEATH Resource Center of the American Council on Education is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Support from the U.S. Department of Education enables HEATH to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities. HEATH gathers and disseminates this information to help people with disabilities develop to their fullest potential through postsecondary education and training.
Publications available from HEATH at no charge include:
Student Advocates for the Millennium Networkwww.sam.is-here.net
A web site that meets the needs of students with learning disabilities is up and running. Pioneered
and developed by student self-advocates at Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey, the purpose of
the site is to facilitate communication among students with learning disabilities. The web site provides
information for students to take charge of their lives through self determination and student empowerment.
Included on the site is information on:
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