Maine AT Transition Resources
National Resource Materials:
*The following 3 monographs were written in 2005 and are excellent resource for educators.
- Technology & Media for Accessing the Curriculum
- Considering the Need for Assistive Technology Within the IEP
- A School Administrator's Desktop Guide to Assistive Technology
They can be secured from:
The Center for Technology in Education & Technology and Media Division (CTE)
John Hopkins University
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 302
Columbia, MD 21046
Another wonderful curriculum resource- Penny Reed's "Education Tech Points"
The following materials can be found on the following web sites:
- "Achieving Goals"(Career Stories of Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing An award winning video series is being disseminated on DVD's at workshops and college fairs www.netac.rit.edu
- "Starting off on the Right Foot-Transition to College: Planning Advice from Professionals and D/HOH Students" www.netac.rit.edu
- "Gates To Adventure" is an on line course for students who are D/HOH and are winding their way through the transition maze www.mcpo.org
- Communication Access - This site provides information about accommodations frequently used by students who are deaf or hard of hearing in postsecondary programs www.pepnet.org
Maine Web Sites
- Children's Cabinet
The mission of the Governor's Children's Cabinet is to actively collaborate to create and promote coordinated policies and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities.
- Committee on Transition (COT)
The Committee on Maine Transition (COT) is an independent committee in the State that is partially funded by the Legislature. Comprised of the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Corrections and representatives from six regional transition councils it oversees and provides funds to implement a statewide system for transition planning and service coordination for youth with disabilities ages 14 to 26.
- Achieving Prosperity for all Maine Citizens
A plan for an integrated and seamless public education system in Maine --pre-kindergarten through grade 16 in college - that guarantees that all students are prepared for college, careers and citizenship
- Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI)
http://www.maine.gov/mlte and http://www.mainelearns.org
The Maine Learning Technology Initiative accomplishes the vision of transforming teaching and learning as we know it by providing the funding to equip all 7th and 8th grade public school students and teachers across the state with portable computers beginning in 2002.
- MaineCITE Program
Maine CITE is Maine's statewide program designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.
ALLTech develops and promotes the use of technology that enables all individuals to lead full and independent lives.