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Closing The Gap - Technology In Special Education
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today.


A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


National Information Center For Children And Youth With Disabilities Clearinghouse
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Almost all major resources and organizations for children with disabilites can be located here. Although specific to the US, it's information is helpful anywhere in North America.


British Columbia's Treasure Trove For Special Educators!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Resources for educators ranging from vision loss to anorexia in the classroom.


The Dana Mitchell Resource Page For Parents With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Did you know that in the US alone, more then 8 million families have a parent with a disability? Find resources here!


Bandaides And Blackboards
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This is a site about growing up with medical problems of all types. Has sections for kids, teens and adults.


National Organization On Disability - Religion And Disability Program
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This interfaith program from the National Organization on Disability (NOD) urges local congregations, national denominational groups and seminaries to remove architectural, communication and attitudinal barriers.


The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities... And More!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Anyone teaching either a first or second language will appreciate this list of helpful resources.


Bobby Is On The Beat, Checking The Web For Accessible Design!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Bobby is a web-based tool that analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities. Anyone who has a website can now check their sites to make sure that everyone has access.


Personal Ponies
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A unique non-profit organization dedicated to providing disabled children with a Miniature Shetland Pony to love and care for completely without charge.


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Nonverbal Children Make Choices and Communicate Them!

Nonverbal children with or without CP can have a hard time learning how to make choices and communicate them. Play is a good way to begin learning this important lesson. Try using the Rocking Say It Play It to help. Hook up two switch-adapted toys to the two jacks, Say the name of each toy into the recorder, and tape pictures of the toys to the sides of the switch. When the child presses on the picture the word will be spoken and the toy will activate. This is real multisensory learning!

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