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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

This month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.  CDC and NIH statisitcs indicate that 11% of children ages 3-6 have a speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorder and almost 15% of school-age children experience some degree of hearing loss.  Teachers and families can learn about warning signs and tips for helping those with communication disorders.


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The Communities of Leaders in Autism (CoLA) Summer Institute will be held in Richmond on June 25th and 26th.  Registration for this event is now open.

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The 19th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held June 25th-29th on the campus of James Madison University.  Early-bird registration rates for the CTA are available until May 18th.


Featured Library Resource

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum is a big picture guide to creating an inclusive culture in your classroom and school.  Key topics include team collaboration, universal design for learning, co-teaching, social-emotional supports, and accommodations.  40 specific, teacher-tested strategies to modify your curriculum for students who work below grade level are also included.  This resource is now available for check-out.


T/TAC Mission

The mission of the Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) is to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth–22 years). This mission is two-fold; first, to increase the... 

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