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Parent Resources for Special Education Process

Understood - Parent tool kits for helping understand the process of getting your student special education assistance in the public schools. Child and family oriented resources as well as community boards and blogs written from parents just like you.

Transition to Adult

It's My Move - It's My Move is aligned with sound, cutting-edge research principles that encourage the development of youth assets and resiliency. The program empowers youth to manage their own life and feel in control of their own destiny. This gradual, intensive approach to transition ensures that youth are able to continue to make responsible decisions that lead to personal success. While primarily designed for aged-out foster students, free resources are available under the "Training/Resources" tab - click on the Life Skills Training/Support Material for Daily Living skills such as house keeping, handling money, healthy eating, talking about sex and STIs, and finding appropriate living accommodations.

Universal Design for Learning

National Center for UDL - Managing information and resources can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those with executive function disorders such as ADD or Spectrum Disorders, it can be especially frustrating. The resources at this site are curated to those which can help lower boundaries to learning.

Math

Virtual Nerd - Math help from middle school math through Algebra II. Free!

Khan Academy - Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

English/Language Arts/Reading

TarHeel Reader - free site with thousands of books ready for download with each having text-to-speech available, also can customize for switch use for greater independence. This site also allows you to create your own books and publish them!

Rewordify - is a powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension, effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary, help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons, and help improve learning outcomes.

Daily Life

BirdHouse - Birdhouse gives you the tools to organize meds, supplements, and therapies, and easily keep track of things like food, behaviors, moods, sleeping

habits & more, so you are in control and your life is that much easier.

65+ Apps for Austism - From the good people at NonViolent Crisis Prevention Intervention, "We asked our ASD committee, staff Instructors, and Certified Instructors what apps they use or have heard good things about, and came up with this list of 65+ tried-and-true apps, tested by teachers, behavior interventionists, therapists, and other professionals and family members who support individuals with ASD. We hope they help you promote independence and meaningful interaction for the people in your care. Please be sure to share what works for you!"

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