Thursday, August 4, 2011

Increase Visibility & Understanding via TA&D and TA&D Networks

'Increase Visibility & Resources via TA&D and TA&D Networks'

'TA&D Network' is a social network' that can show you how.

The TA&D network  is the  Technical Assistance and Dissemination network. Over 40 projects are funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education to support implementation of our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities -NICHCY)

What makes this  TA&D Network  different from other social networks in in the blogosphere?

  • Set Up 'My Page' secure log-in page. (with Membership approval)
  • Discover how your project can start or increase their Facebook Purpose, Friends and Stats with the TA&D guide that shows you how to use Facebook in effective Dissemination.

TA&D Network - CONNECT Launches FREE Web-Based Module on Family-Professional Partnerships

  • Peruse the Blogs  or Share your Posts:  Give your views about this Response to Intervention (RtI) post:

'RTI: Thoughtful, Effective Practice or "One More Thing"?

Join and Start a
(i.e., Communities of Practice; State Interagency-Coordinating Council)

Find a Forum 

and a Discussion

2011 DEC International Conference

  • Review and Post relevant Events (webinars, conferences, updates, info, meetings)
  • View the Latest Activities of fellow TA&D Network Members
  • Get your TA&D Network Badge that you can share on Facebook and MySpace.
Also, available are Real Simple Syndications (RSS) and Twitter updates for the U.S. Department of Education and

TA& D Network - another informative,  connection  source for agencies, organizations and stakeholders with assistive technology and dissemination needs. 

created by Michele Rovins .  Check out her TA&D Network videos like the recent ones for the OSEP Leadership Mega Conference.

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

NICHCY Blog! Blog Blog

Si Ud. ha venido a la página Web de NICHCY en busca de información sobre las discapacidades, ¡le damos la bienvenida!

If you have a specific disability-related issue to address, check out the TA&D network to see if there is a project or center that’s funded to provide just that sort of expertise. Read about all the projects in the TA&D network at:

Meet the TA&D Network

A map of the USA showing where all the projects of the TA&D network are located.
There are over 40 projects in the TA&D network.

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) , a project in the TA&D network, when you enter the system in your state. Your early intervention contacts include the coordinators for early intervention itself (known as Part C coordinators), the coordinators for preschool programs (known as Section 619 coordinators), and the ICC (Interagency Coordinating Council) contacts for the state.

Connect with special education information, to help students with disabilities, age 3-21.
NICHCY offers a great deal of information about special education, including how to ask for an evaluation of a child to see if he or she has a disability. If you’re concerned about a school-aged child, you’ll find all sorts of suggestions for how to access special education services in the public schools.

Start with our 10 Basics Steps in Special Education, which will give you a quick overview of the process and the steps you’ll want to take to find help for your child.
Sign up for our News You Can Use monthly newsletter. It will keep you current with all the great resources coming out of the TA&D network.
Subscribe today!

What kinds of testing accommodations are there for students with disabilities, and what are the effects of each?
To answer these questions, NCEO (the National Center on Educational Outcomes) offers the Online Accommodations Bibliography database at the link below, where you can search for specific accommodation research studies by typing in keywords related to the accommodation, disability, test content area, or student age.

Looking for info on assistive technology for students?
Visit the Family Center on Technology and Disability. Find fact sheets and the terrific Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology, available in English and Spanish. Take advantage of FCTD’s database of AT, too.

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