local Resources

 

State of Connecticut Disability Services

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities 

Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights 

Connectability 

 


 

assistive technology

 

Connecticut Tech Act Project

New England Assistive Technology Marketplace

 


 

 

blindness and visual impairments

 

 

Connecticut Council of the Blind (CCB)

Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill

Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) 

Connecticut State Library- Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut

Newsline for the Blind 

 


 

autism

 

Autism Society of Connecticut

Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment 

 


 

brain injury

 

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut 

 


 

technology resources for students

 

Kurzweil 3000 Tutorials by Cambium Technology - How-to videos for the many features of Kurzweil 3000.

WordQ Tutorials - Instructional videos for WordQ, a word prediction application.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen Tutorials - Series of how-to videos for students using a Livescribe Echo Smartpen.

Inspiration/Webspiration Tutorials - Extensive library of how-to videos for Inspiration and Webspiration Classroom.

Proloquo2Go for iPad Tutorials - An archive of instructional videos for Proloquo2Go, an assistive technology app for iPad.

CAT iPad Tutorials - A YouTube playlist featuring instructional videos and tutorials for the apps installed on iPads loaned by the Center for Adaptive Technology: Clicker Docs, Clicker Sentences, Dragon Dictation for iPad/iPhone, and Inspiration Maps.

 


 

technology resources for teachers/professionals

 

Kurzweil 3000 Professional Resources - Instructional videos for administrative functions of Kurzweil 3000, as well as user testimonials.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen Professional Resources - User testimonials and how-to videos for advanced functions.

WordQ FAQ - Frequently asked questions regarding WordQ, as well as information about volume licensing for schools and universities.

Webspiration Classroom Resources - Training videos and frequently asked questions about Webspiration Classroom (additional resources such as lesson plans and implementation tips available to educators with a Webspiration account).

 


 

General resources

 

HEATH Resource Center - HEATH resource papers, fact sheets, guides, and directories focus on topics such as accessibility, career development, classroom and laboratory accommodations, financial aid, independent living, transition resources, training and postsecondary education, career-technical education, and rehabilitation services.

The Faculty Room - The Faculty Room is a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Provides information on audiocassette, large print, and Braille books and magazines for refcreational reading.

ADA Laws - Details of the Americans with Disabilities Act.