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These FREE switch activated videos are now available again to watch on line or download. They may be used with a spacebar on the computer or with an access device. They range in age interest from Pre-K to High School. If you have any problems watching or downloading them please contact our school. Switch videos are animations or slideshows set to music. They are designed to help children understand and generalize cause and effect (the action / reaction bond), one of the foundation stones for early learning.

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Provides resources that facilitate the teaching and learning of Access Points

 

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All Children’s Hospital is the only specialty licensed children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast. Founded in 1926, All Children’s has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.

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The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries.

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A website dedicated to parents and caregivers. Need to find a provider or want to know what the Medicaid Waiver is all about. This site covers many issues.

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Exceptional Parent is a magazine for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities and special health care needs.

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

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ASL University is an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children. This site is self-supported through sales of the book “Sign Me Up!”

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USSAAC addresses the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to methods of communication that enhance (augment) or replace (alternative) conventional forms of expression.

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This website reflects the collaborative work of more than 55 national organizations, as well as technical assistance providers, and State and local organizations and agencies. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work.

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The Family Café, Inc., a non-profit statewide organization, was created to fulfill an unmet need in Florida: the need for information. The Family Café is proud to offer educational opportunities and information on meaningful topics for individuals with disabilities and their families in a family-centered environment.

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Autism Speaks is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. Founded by parents of children with autism in 1995.

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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders.

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Ensuring Highest Student Performance and Leading the Nation in Raising Student Achievement.  Link to parent resources.  

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Browse the entire online Polk County Library Cooperative Catalog and request a book!

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Comprehensive, current, authoritative, accessible, and aligned, this masterful collection of social studies resources develops students’ historical understanding, information literacy, and critical thinking skills.

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Kid-friendly reports on our states and our world. Includes images, maps, chart, and fun facts!

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CountryReports.org is the leader in providing Cultural, Historical and Statistical information for students of all ages. With over 30,000 pages of information, students can gain a unique insight into the everyday life and cultures of the peoples of the world.

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Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities. Pyramid is a consortium of highly trained professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality service.

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Geneva Centre for Autism. Where hope takes wing.

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With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

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This guide from Expertise aims to make finding federal grants easier for veterans, seniors, and those with disabilities — especially when it comes to remodeling houses for accessibility.