The 3 AEMigos: Accessible Materials, Assistive & Accessible Technology June 3, 2024 at 2:45 pm

The U.S. Department of Education has stated that timely access to appropriate and accessible materials is crucial in ensuring that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) and can participate in the general education curriculum as outlined in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

The connection between AEM, AT, FAPE, and participation in the general education curriculum is significant, highlighting the importance of IEP teams to consider the need for AEM/AT for each student and specify the requirements in their IEPs. Providing AEM in a timely manner to students who need them ensures that these students have an equal chance to learn and apply the same knowledge and skills as all other students. When students receive AEM on time, they are more likely to increase their independence, participation, and progress in the general curriculum and fulfill their IEP goals.

Key Learning Outcomes

First Learning Objective: Identify what AEM, AT, and accessible technology are

Second Learning Objective: Observe 2 different examples of how AEM, AT, and accessible technology work together.

Third Learning Objective: Discuss one or more ways AEM, AT, and accessible technology are being utilized in their current environment.

Fourth Learning Objective: Identify 3 resources to support continuous learning around AEM, AT, and accessible technology.

Speaker(s)

Suding, Soriano
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