ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-013

Date Created : 08/31/2005

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Special Ed Programs: Computer Access Workshop Series

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C. 1400-1487

Contact Person:
Bryan Ayres, Technology/Curriculum Access Center

Phone Number:
501-227-3600

E-mail:
bayres@ar.easterseals.com

The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education- Special Education, will be offering regional professional development on the topic of Computer Access during the 2005-2006 school year.  This workshop is intended for special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, related services providers, paraprofessionals, and informational technology staff.

Students with disabilities require access to the general curriculum but, sometimes, computer software and/or hardware, classroom computer stations and computer labs are not accessible for all students.  This workshop is designed to assist staff in assessing students’ computer access needs and making the appropriate accommodations to input, processing and output necessary to engage students with a diverse set of needs in meaningful instruction. Participants will learn to meet the assistive technology considerations in the individualized education program (IEP) through a structured problem solving process.

The format for this workshop is hands-on, computer lab oriented, and seating is limited.  There is a $50 per person fee.

For further information, contact Bryan Ayres, M.Ed., ATP, Director of the Technology  Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone at 501-227-3600, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, bayres@ar.easterseals.com.  Registration materials are available on-line at www.ar.easterseals.com or in the attachment. 

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