Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Summer Camps and Programs

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While it's not yet Spring, truly, you can just look outside for confirmation of that fact, the list for this year's summer camps is already available! The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has posted on their website the 2015 summer camps and programs available for people with disabilities.

To view the entire list, please visit:
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=3423

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mobile App Monday - School Tool: Rhyming Words

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Designed by creators of Build A Word Easy Spelling used by schools and loved by students worldwide! Teach students rhyming words to help them develop phonemic awareness which leads to better reading and writing (spelling) success.


Friday, February 27, 2015

March is Disability Awareness Month

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During the month of March, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will showcase artworks by Stone Belt clients to celebrate March as Disability Awareness Month. Works are created in a variety of media, including what has become Stone Belt’s signature style, the mixed-media mosaic.

The exhibit will be on display March 1 – 31.  Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings. A reception will be held on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public. In addition to being on display, the Stone Belt artwork will be available for purchase. Stone Belt artists will be in attendance to meet the public, discuss the artwork and answer questions.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Roadmap to Special Education: Laws and Process

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March 25, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by About Special Kids, this workshop, combining the Article 7 and IEP training, is all day training that offers basic information about special education laws and regulations for Indiana children ages 3-21. In addition, this training will provide information on how to prepare for a case conference and write an IEP. This training is a great opportunity for family members and professionals who advocate for children with a disability or serious chronic illness.

Location:
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
100 N. State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN  47408

Cost:
$40 / Family Member
$75 / Professional

Register at www.aboutspecialkids.org or call 800-964-4746

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pocket guide to the 2010 ADA standards for accessible design

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This Pocket guide to the 2010 ADA standards for accessible design, based on the Access Board’s ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines, has selected sections from the ADA Regulations for Title II and Title III and Safe Harbor References. This handy reference replaces the 1991 ADA Standards and has 200 additional references that are potentially modified by the safe harbor provisions.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mobile App Monday - iBrailler

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Thanks to a team of Stanford University students, people with visual impairments now have access to a free braille-writing app. iBrailler Notes allows iPad users to use their fingers to communicate. The app creates customized keyboard layouts based on the users’s hand positions and allows them to type in both braille and English.

To learn more about this app, please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibrailler-notes/id929976332?mt=8

Friday, February 20, 2015

Testing accommodations for students with disabilities: Research-based practice

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Testing accommodations for students with disabilities: Research-based practice offers research-based guidelines for deciding when test accommodations are appropriate for a student with disabilities. The authors take into account the test being taken, the accommodations being considered, and the student's functional skills. Case studies apply the guidelines to specific scenarios.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.