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January 19, 2017

 

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Get Involved with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) programs help students explore how money works, how to plan for a career, and how to start a business. JA now offers blended programs with the support of in-classroom volunteers to help engage students. Best of all, in most cases JA programs are free to schools. Find a JA officer near you to learn more.

Performing Arts Disabilities education.kennedy-center.org

Funding & Recognition

Program for Young Writers

VSA Playwright Discovery Program, sponsored by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Department of VSA and Accessibility, invites young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities in grades 6–12 to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance: plays, screenplays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater.

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Story Book Maker enuma.com

Mobile Learning

Personalized Visual Narratives

Designed for the iPad and iPhone, Enuma’s Kid in Story Book Maker enables students to use green screen-like technology to put photos of themselves or others into a story template and then add text and voice recording.

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Gain Access to free and low cost resources for your class or program

Funding & Recognition

Free and Low-Cost Resources for Educators

First Book provides new, relevant, and high-quality books and other resources to educators and programs that serve children in need. Thanks to the generous support of publishers and corporate partners, First Book is able to offer these resources at 50 percent to 90 percent lower than the retail price. Access Health and Wellness books on the First Book Marketplace today and take $50 off your $100 order from this category, thanks to First Book’s friends at Molina Healthcare. Use code BIGDEAL50.

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Special Olympics Robotics instagram.com/unifiedrobotics

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Student-Designed Robotics Program

Special Olympics Unified Robotics is a student-designed and student-implemented robotics program that originated in Washington state.

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Tourette Foundation Grants

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Increase Socialization

The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation’s grants support programs and projects that increase the socialization, achievement, and education of children with Tourette syndrome.

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Class is In Session at an AMC Near You

Funding & Recognition

Class Is in Session at an AMC Near You

Movies have the power to take your students back in time, transport them to a distant planet, or inspire their imaginations. For a unique and memorable way to connect with your students, schedule a school field trip to an AMC theatre. Choose from AMC’s calendar of films or select from a catalog of educational IMAX films, available year-round.

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Reading Competition

Funding & Recognition

Competition to Boost Reading Success

For the third consecutive year, thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States will be competing in Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games. To participate, students must read daily for at least 20 minutes, with the aim of doing the most reading during the Games.

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Digital Literacy

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Online Digital Literacy Program

Digitability is an online learning program specifically designed to teach digital literacy to individuals with cognitive disabilities. The end goal is to get more people with diverse learning and social abilities into the workforce, creating a pipeline to the companies that are dedicated to diversity.

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Technology Disability

Professional Growth

Digital Accessibility Toolkit

The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD), in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), has made available the Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know

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Theater Special Needs penguinproject.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Community Theater Project

Founded by a professor emeritus of clinical pediatrics and former head of the division of child development at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the Penguin Project is a national nonprofit organization with the vision of creating opportunities for children with special needs to participate in community theater and display their creative talents.

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Lego Blind Instruction nfb.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

SPOTLIGHT! On Science and Making

Matthew Shifrin, a blind high school senior from Massachusetts, is a LEGO aficionado. In “A Love Affair with LEGO,” an article that appears in a special STEM-focused issue of Future Reflectionspublished by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, Matthew explains how he and a sighted friend developed verbal instructions to make LEGO fully accessible to blind builders.

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Musicians with Disabilities

Funding & Recognition

Competition for Young Musicians

Sponsored by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Department of VSA and Accessibility, the VSA International Young Soloists Competition is open to young musicians with disabilities, aged 14–25. Applicants can apply as an instrumental or vocal soloist, or as ensembles (including bands) of two to five members.

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Autism Behavioral Intervention

Professional Growth

Behavioral eLearning Lessons

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) is a one-stop training hub for people who interact with, teach, care for, and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder. IBT was developed by a professional team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)—all with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

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Language App languagelearningapps.com

Mobile Learning

Instruction Distinguishing "Wh" Questions

Designed for the iPad by Language Learning Apps, QuestionIt ED provides systematic instruction over multiple opportunities to teach children with autism or other significant language disorders what kind of word answers which type of Wh question.

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College Disabilities going-to-college.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Modules to Help Plan for College

Going to College, a web resource for teens with disabilities, provides video clips, activities, and other resources to help students get a head start in planning for college. 

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Interactive Story App goodkarmaapplications.com

Mobile Learning

Interactive Social Stories

Scene Speak from Good Karma Applications provides a framework on the iPad to create visual scene displays and interactive social stories. The application allows users to customize an image with multiple, different-sized sound areas, popup text, and animated text. In addition, users can link scenes to each other via a “hotspot.”

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