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Posted by Jane Gay on August 20, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Okay this may not be the usual  AT post. I started thinking about this after seeing a current TV ad that has Kindergarten Maisey asking to sit and introducing herself on the school bus.  All students need to be ready to do that!!    As my daughter said the first day of kindergarten, "They are strangers, they are just friends I haven't met yet".  For students with communication disabilities, this might mean more…

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TV show to focus on transition starts Sept 7th

Posted by Jane Gay on August 19, 2014 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

The documentary-style series “The Specials” follows real-life housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan over the course of four years beginning when they were between the ages of 19 and 23.

Friends since childhood, the group is seen as they go through the ups and downs of dating, job hunting and everyday life together in their home in Brighton,…

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On High Expectations

Posted by Kathy Specketer on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Here's an interesting article about high expectations for students with learning disabilities:

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) creates high expectations for student success by outlining the set of skills that students need to master at each grade level. At the end of the day, students are supposed…

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EEEK - a Mouse House (DIY computer mouse adaptation)

Posted by Jane Gay on August 13, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

Special software has been created for very young children, children with physical challenges, or…

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3rd Annual "Together We Can" Conference - Des Moines at Des Moines, IA

May 2, 2015 from 8am to 5pm
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual "Together We Can" Conference -- more info coming soon! See More
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Jane Gay posted blog posts
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On High Expectations

Here's an interesting article about high expectations for students with learning disabilities:The Common Core State Standards…See More
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NAMI SMARTS Advocacy Training at 1105 Gilbert Project

September 28, 2014 all day
This one-day event will provide free advocacy training for family members of minor children with neurological differences or mental illness. It will include time for networking with other families and resources throughout Iowa.NAMI Smarts for…See More
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Transition

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Tammy Nyden commented on Tammy Nyden's group Parents Creating Change In Iowa
"A NAMI Basics Teacher Training is being offered in Dubuque September 6-7. See the Events page on Find for more information. "
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NAMI Basics Teacher Training at NAMI Dubuque Office 900 Jackson Street, Ste. LL5-2B

September 6, 2014 at 8am to September 7, 2014 at 5pm
Basics Teacher TrainingSeptember 6-7, 2014NAMI Dubuque Office900 Jackson Street, Ste. LL5-2BNAMI Basics teacher training will begin at 8 am on Saturday,September 6. Training concludes on Sunday, September 7, at 5 pm.Basics is a class for parents or…See More
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NOA – Now? – no NOA

NAO Evolution is the fifth version of the NAO humanoid robot. It is one of…See More
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