Organizations and Initiatives
- United Cerebral Palsy of
Metropolitan Detroit http://www.ucpdetroit.org/about Southeast Michiganâ€™s source for information &
referral and services(i.e. build ramps for independence) for individuals
with disabilities, their families and friends. They work to advance the
independence of all people with any physical, mental or emotional limitation
that society calls a "disability" and to secure their right to
self-determination and inclusion.
- Disability Benefits 101 www.mi.db101.org Young people with
disabilities can use the School and Work Calculator to find out how a job can
affect their cash benefits and health coverage - and how staying in school can
iPads/iPods to meet the
assistive technology needs of students:
Organizations related to
- Learning Ally http://learningally.org
(previously known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) a non-profit,
volunteer organization operating nationwide. It produces and maintains a library of educational audiobooks
to people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual
impairment, dyslexia or other disability.
- Bookshare https://www.bookshare.org
ensuring that all individuals with print disabilities have equal access to
print materials. Bookshare is free
for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the
U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.
- Michiganâ€™s Integrated
Technology Services (MITS) http://mits.cenmi.org
statewide project focusing on assistive technology.
- www.SparkNotes.com: Provides chapter summaries/quizzes for
novels. Similar to Cliff Notes.
- www.dotolearn.com: This site has many ready-made visuals
which are easy to print and use.
- www.teacch.com: This site has tons of information on autism and related issues,
including structured work tasks.
- www.pecs.com: This site explains the Picture Exchange Communication System
by Bondy and Frost.