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June Behrmann

June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.

Seven Ways to Give Students with Print Disabilities Accessible Educational Materials for Learning

January 16, 2015

With IEP "season" just beginning, says the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), two webinars are coming in February to help educators and families know the basics and determine a student's eligibility for alternatives during instruction when books in print are barriers to learning.

Alternatives to print help to assure that students with print disabilities are able to participate in the general education curriculum and make progress toward their IEP goals.

Accessible Educational Materials in 2015: The Basics for Families and Educators

DATE: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
TIME: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Webinar

This webinar is for educators and families who are new to accessible educational materials (AEM). Get the basics about providing accessible materials. Topics include legal issues, the changing language of AEM (formerly AIM), a decision-making process, and how to locate and use supporting resources.

  • AUDIENCE: Educators, families, and others just getting started with AEM
  • PRESENTERS: Joy Zabala and Diana Carl
  • REGISTRATION: Log on here to register.

AEM in the IEP: Who Needs Accessible Materials and Where Do They Fit?

DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
TIME: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Webinar

This webinar takes families and educators through seven possible points during an IEP when AEM can be considered. Through the AEM Center's model, participants will be given specific questions to consider for eligibility as well as ideas for documenting a students needs at each of the seven points.

  • AUDIENCE: Educators and families (prior knowledge of AIM basics strongly recommended)
  • PRESENTERS: Joy Zabala and Diana Carl
  • REGISTRATION: Log on here to register.

Questions? Send an email to: aem@cast.org.

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Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with our Reading Rockets audience.

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