Successful Transition to College! Full Day Workshop: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Successful Transition to College! Full Day Workshop: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

Bedford, NH

With Diana Petschauer & Alyssa Marinaccio from AT for Education

Transition from high school to college is a significant and critical time in a student’s life and educational career. This informative, hands-on workshop will inform participants of process, strategies, technology and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Many students (and parents/ educators) are not aware of the various accommodations provided in college and how to access them. Learn about the different assistive technology & supportive accommodation options for students in high school and college. Free and low-cost/ high quality AT options versus paid AT options will be explored, utilized in group activities and demonstrated. Discuss the importance of self-advocacy and awareness skills, communication with professors and instructors, meeting with counselors, confidentiality, questions and paperwork involved. Learn the difference between high school and post-secondary laws for students with disabilities. We will discuss parent involvement and student independence as an adult, as well as parent and student rights in high school versus college. Knowledge on how to seek accommodations in college including: when to start; what to ask for, who to contact, and what documentation colleges require. Learn about the admission process versus the process for registering with the Disabilities Services Office on campus and how to access and use your accommodations. Information regarding the acquisition of accessible versions of textbooks will also be shared (as this differs from the high school process). Assistive technology and app options will be demonstrated and explored hands on including literacy support, math support, note taking support, executive function support (time management, scheduling and reminders, organization, planning), and support for sensory and physical disabilities, using various devices, tools and platforms. Campus wide resources such as math and writing support and specific tutoring & mentoring resources will be shared. Many resources will be shared for participants to refer back to and use immediately.

First Hand Knowledge and Expertise shared by two experts in the field! Read Bio’s and more information as well as registration Here.

AT & Apps Across the Curriculum-Support Diverse Learners with Google & iOS! Full Day Hands On PD workshop!

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Tues. 5/9/17

8 am – 3 pm

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center best laptops for gaming (SERESC)

Bedford NH 03110

(603) 206-6800

Info and Registration: Registration and Flyer

Who Should Attend:

Special Educators, Educators, Paraprofessionals, Case Managers, Curriculum Coordinators, Student Services Coordinator, Special Education Directors, Counselors, Advisors, Disability Services Personnel, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Parents, College Students, IT Directors, IT staff, Technology Integrators, Media Specialists, Educational Technology Specialists 


Free Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop! New England

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FREE Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop!
In the New England Area? Join Diana Petschauer and Kelsey Hall of ATforED in southern NH on April 6, 2017 for the FREE Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop, hosted by NHIDA! (NH Branch of the International Dyslexia Association).
Location: Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH
Time: 6pm-9pm
3 Hours of PD credit available for educators! Free and Open to aptoide download the Public including parents, students, professionals, educators and others. AT, accommodations, literacy strategies, IEP goals and advocacy!

For Questions or Info call 603-229-7355 or email

Schedule Your AT Summer Camp or UDL Workshop for Staff or Students!

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AT Makes UDL Possible for All Learners!

AT for Education is currently scheduling our UDL and AT Summer camps and Workshops as well as our Evaluation and Training Services for 2017-2018 school year! See examples and information below, as well as on our website:

Interwoven throughout the newly reauthorized version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) are references to an instructional strategy that supporters think has enormous potential for reaching learners with diverse needs…Within the Every Student Succeeds Act, Congress said that states should adhere to principles of Universal Design for Learning throughout teaching and as they develop student assessments. ESSA also says that federal money can be used for technology that supports the strategy!

Universal Design for Learning is for any and ALL students, but how do you include your diverse students and those with disabilities? AT makes UDL possible! Empower your learners to be self-directed and engaged by developing skills and personalizing their learning with the use of AT tools that meet the needs of all learners. Many students and educators don”t even realize the potential and capabilities built-into the devices they already have!

After first issuing 1:1 iPads, laptops and Chromebooks, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support diverse learners on all devices, across curriculum and instruction, using free and low cost  Apps &  AT solutions?
Our UDL and AT summer camps and workshops are hands-on and developed to meet the specific needs of your staff or students, we present in a UDL fashion, everyone is engaged and included! You choose one full day, 3 days, or a week!
Some Examples of What We Offer:

  • Building a Bridge to Learning- How to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula!
  • Chrome as AT-Google Chrome to Support UDL and Personalized Learning, Support for Diverse Learners!
  • Apps & AT Across the Curriculum-Engaging & Including Diverse Learners in a UDL Environment, Google & iOS!
  • UDL 101- Access, Engage, Express! Building the Learner Profile and Backpack!
  • Apps and AT to Support Literacy, Language Development, and AAC! 
  • Supporting Students with Dyslexia: AT, Accommodations & Literacy Strategies.
  • Successful Transition to College: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy!
  • AT and Apps to Support your Blind and Low Vision Learners-Access to ALL Content and Learning tools!
  • Support Literacy, Access, Executive Function, Math, Physical & Sensory Support, Access to Accessible Worksheets, handouts, textbooks, and More!

Contact AT for Education today to discuss your needs and schedule your professional development or technology camp!

Our Consultants are certified and nationally renowned professionals who travel nationally to provide AT and UDL services.

Information about individual AT Assessments and Evaluations can be found on our website:



How to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula

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Creating A Bridge To Learning For ALL: Accessing Curriculum & Content With Universal Design For Learning And Assistive Technology!  Looking forward to presenting/ facilitating this engaging, hands-on workshop at FETC in Orlando in January, with Luis Perez, @eyeonaxs,  as part of the Special Education track! Hope to see you at the Future of Education Technology Conference this winter for professional development and networking! Register Today! 1/24-1/27/17

Also Check out our second session: Touch as a Way of Seeing! REDUCE barriers, UDL, AT, ALL learners-including blind and low vision!   

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FREE webinar! Apps Across the Curriculum-Supporting Diverse Learners with Google & iOS!

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Join us for a FREE webinar co-hosted with AbleNet! Thursday, 12/8, 4:00 pm ET: iPad and Chromebook
After first issuing 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free and low-cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this session focusing on ensuring success for all learners using the tools, features and apps available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Chrome Web Store. These free and low cost AT solutions support personalizing education for students, as well as engaging and including all students in a UDL environment. Register or Learn More:

New England AT Conference, 11/17&11/18, Rhode Island, Join US!

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See Hear DoTwo Informative & Engaging Days of Assistive Technology workshops from the best experts in the field!Join us for our Hands-on Pre-Conference workshop on the 17th: Apps & AT to Support Literacy, Language Development & AAC! Literacy & Reading strategies and technologies for AAC users! Also, our regular sessions on Friday including: Supporting Students with Dyslexia- AT, Accommodations and Literacy Instruction.  (Bristol B). Also check out the ABC’s and XYZ’s of Assistive technology for Aging (Naragansett). Come learn hands-on through activities and group discussions; leave with a toolkit of technologies, learning materials and effective methods of instruction & implementation; and new networking friends and professionals to continue your learning year-round!

Register Today! We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us in Augusta, Maine! ACTEM Conference! 10/13 & 10/14/16

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chrome-and-iosDiana, Stacy and Kelsey from ATforED are presenting & attending @ACTEM in Augusta, Maine! If you are here, Join us Friday for our two half-day sessions! Excited! #ACTEM16, 10/14, Apps & AT Across the Curriculum -iOS & Google-Support for Diverse learners on all devices (UDL) & Dyslexia: AT, Apps & Literacy Support! Bring your technology and explore hands-on with demos and activities!

CMTC 2016, Join Us! 11/28-12/1, Manchester, NH! AT & Ed Tech! So much to Learn/ Engage/ Interact!

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Join the consultants from at the CMTC Conference for awesome AT and Ed Tech sessions! The Christa McAulliffe Tech conference 2016, 11/28-12/1 in Manchester, NH! We have so much to share, teach & learn!
Mon. PreCons! 11/28: PreC09-SD: Apps Across the Curriculum: Support Diverse Learners with Google & iOS, 8am-3pm
PreC11-F: Chrome as AT-Supporting learners with UDL & Chrome Tools, Going Google! 6pm-9pm
BYOD sessions!
11/29 BDTu02-H: Google & iOS to support diverse learners! (Chromebooks, iPads, Laptops, tablets, etc). 12pm-1pm
11/30 BDWe01-H: CreATe an AT Team & Plan in your school! 9:30 am-11:30 am
11/30 BDWe04-H: Support Diversity using UDL & Chrome Tools! 6:30-8:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions!
11/29, T-1-04: Implementing an AT model in your school! 10:30 am
12/1 , Th2-04: CreATe an AT Team & Plan in your school! 11:30 am
SO many opportunities to join us, we hope to see you there!
Register today! All sessions listed under the Program tab:    cmtc-reach

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