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Webinar: Advocating and Addressing Assistive Technology in the IEP (Online)

July 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This presentation will begin with an overview of Article 7 and how we are legally bound to address AT for each student uniquely and annually. Next, the IIEP system will be examined, with specific attention to the exact places where AT is required to be addressed and concrete examples shared. Then, accommodations within the IEP will be focused on, giving special interest to the accommodations that directly address AT and are also a part of the statewide assessment accommodations. The session will end with planning for successful implementation of AT supports the Top 5-10 common pitfalls to avoid when addressing AT and testing and conclude with Q&A with the IDOE Assessment Accessibility Specialist.

When:   July 21, 2020
              11:30 AM-1:00 PM EDT/10:30 AM-12:00 PM CDT

Dr. Kelly Grillo, Cooperative School Services, Special Education Coordinator for North and South Newton School District, has taught at the University of Central Florida and was a professor at High Point University in North Carolina. She has been a reading instructional coach, inclusive biology faculty and special education support in technology-Rich Flagler county schools. Dr. Grillo has earned many awards, including the 2018 Florida Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Karen Davies is a former special education teacher and is currently with the Indiana Department of Education as the Accessibility Specialist for the Office of Assessment. So far in her tenure with IDOE, Karen has served as a Smarter Balanced Item Writer, Linguistic Complexity Expert, a committee member for the Indiana IEP Stakeholder Committee, and as the Indiana Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair.

Please click on the link below by 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, 2020.

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There is no cost to attend and the webinar is open to the public. Certificates of attendance will be available for those that join the webinar.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To serve you more efficiently, we require advance registration. Each person must register individually in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Our federal grant requires us to collect demographic information on every person in attendance.

This webinar is being hosted by Jill Summerlot and Cathy Boswell, IN*SOURCE Regional Program Specialists. For more information, please contact Jill at (765)267-2042 or jsummerlot@insource.org or Cathy at (219)552-1992 or cboswell@insource.org,


July 21, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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