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Students who are struggling with reading fluency and comprehension or who have other disabilities can benefit from free or low-cost literacy supports. In this workshop, we will demonstrate many of the resources that can be easily implemented in the classroom. We will approach literacy supports through the Universal Design for Learning concept for all learning styles. We will discuss text-to-speech software, Microsoft built-in features, and mobile solutions, as well as other free resources.
About the Speaker:
Madalina Tudora is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She supports school districts in building capacity for assistive technology by providing guidance, resources and training for local assistive technology teams in SC. She also conducts workshops for teachers, therapists, administrators, and parents on various assistive technology topics. Her undergraduate degree is in Special Education, and her graduate degree is in Psychology. She is nationally certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through RESNA.
Research confirms that seeing the world in ‘a different way’ sparks unique ideas
(The Guardian) - A new study suggests that people with autism display higher
levels of creativity and imagination.In the study,
people with autism were far more likely to come up with unique and novel answers to
creative problems despite having traits that are typically considered to be
socially and occupationally crippling.
Co-author of the study, Dr. Catherine Best, speculated that
these findings ‘may be because they are approaching things very
differently.It goes a way towards
explaining how some people with what is often characterized as a disability
exhibit superior creative talents in some domains’.
‘There are many misconceptions and myths about autism,’ said
Jolanta Lasota, chief executive of the charity Ambitious about Autism, ‘the biggest
one including being antisocial and having a lack of empathy. However, what
people with autism struggle with is fitting their feelings of sympathy and
caring into everyday interactions’.
The SC Autism Society is
interested in bringing workshops to your region! Please click here to complete the
survey so that we can best schedule workshops to meet the needs of the South
Carolina autism community!
ABLE National Resource Center is conducting an informal survey to gather a better
understanding of the level of interest in creating ABLE accounts and how
potential beneficiaries may utilize these accounts for the purposes of
maintaining and increasing their health, independence, and quality of
life. The information gathered through this survey will be analyzed by
the ABLE National Resource Center and made available to its’ members and other
relevant stakeholders. Through wide participation, the ABLE National
Resource Center hopes to use this valuable information to assist in the development
of effective and responsive state ABLE programs.
information collected will help to inform state ABLE programming so survey
completion time will be time well spent. Please consider participating in
this survey. Thank you.
link to the survey (including instructions) is as follows: