ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-109

Date Created : 01/21/2010


Co-op Directors
other: Principals
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed: Assistive Technology for Students with SLD

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

Contact Person:
Mr. Bryan Ayres

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit will offer workshops on the topic “Assistive Technology for Students with SLD.” This workshop will be offered in the computer labs at the following locations on the following dates. The participant capacity is noted in parentheses given the availability of computers at each instructional site.

February 10, 2010, Easter Seals of Arkansas, LR (12)
February 23, 2010, Northwest AR Education Service Cooperative, Farmington (28)
March 2, 2010, Southeast AR Educational Service Cooperative, Monticello (24)
March 9, 2010, Southwest AR Educational Service Cooperative, Hope (24)
March 16, 2010, Easter Seals of Arkansas, LR (12)
March 30, 2010, Crowley’s Ridge Educational Cooperative, Harrisburg (22)
April 6, 2010, Western AR Cooperative, Branch (18)
April 23, 2010, Great Rivers Cooperative, West Helena (20)
May 4, 2010, Easter Seals of Arkansas, LR (12)

This workshop is intended for general and special education teachers, and building and special education administrators. The workshop is designed to assist staff in acquiring information on a range of assistive technology that can be utilized in instruction to help improve performance for students with specific learning disabilities. The workshops will include various data systems, programs and use of assistive technology for improving and addressing the educational needs of students with specific learning disabilities. The format for the workshop is cooperative learning, hands on and demonstration. Seating is limited to the number listed by each site due to computer lab capacity for access to a variety of software programs. There is a $125 per person fee with registration handled through the Technology and Curriculum Access Center Easter Seals Arkansas.

The workshop is six hours and is from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Certificates will be given at the end of the session.

For further information, contact Bryan Ayres, Director, TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3612, 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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