ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-097

Date Created : 01/20/2009


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Preschool Teachers
Special Ed Teachers
Related Services

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Parental Involvement...Assistive Technology Maze

Regulatory Authority:
IDEA, 20 U.S.C.A., Section 1400, et seq.

Contact Person:
Sharon LeBlanc

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, will be offering workshops on the topic of Parental Involvement: Helping Parents Navigate the Assistive Technology Maze. This workshop will be offered at the Easter Seals Arkansas Technology lab on the following dates:

May 20, 2009 from 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon
June 11, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
June 9, 2009, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 16, 2009 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop is $50 per participant.

This workshop is intended for special education teachers, related services providers, paraprofessionals and administrators. The workshop is designed to assist education staff team with parents to evaluate studentís assistive technology needs, find and identify assistive technology and implement its use. Participants will be given the opportunity to navigate to several evaluation tools on the internet, become familiar with many common types of assistive technology and have hands-on time with sites that educate and familiarize parents with issues concerning technology. Certificates for parental involvement training will be given at the end of the workshop.

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3611, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration forms are available on-line at or in the attachment.


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