If your AT Act Program is interested in establishing a relationship with your State Education Agency (SEA), or Local Education Agency (LEA) or perhaps improving an already established collaboration or partnership, you are an ideal candidate to register!
If you’d like to learn more about whether your AT Act Program has the readiness skills or wants to obtain the readiness skills to have a successful collaboration or partnership with the SEA, you are an ideal candidate to register!
Each webinar in the Education PAL 2024 Cohort targets one or more areas that have the potential to take AT Act Programs forward in their pursuit of improving core programs and services for students with disabilities.
AT Act Programs are better equipped to fulfill their mission when they increase skills, knowledge, and competencies in areas of:
- Law/compliance, communication/advocacy,
- AT devices,
- Quality Indicators for AT service delivery,
- AEM and digital accessibility, and
- Funding related to education.
Strong relationships/partnerships/collaborations between SEAs and AT Act Programs can have a greater impact and change the learning landscape for these students better than either could do on their own.
Completion of this PAL Cohort will provide attendees with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in the areas of AT, AEM, and digital accessibility to provide better/higher quality:
- Information and Assistance to parents, educators, related service providers and administrators.
- Public Awareness (PA) about programs and services available
- Education/Training for all applicable audiences to assist on all topics covered
Building capacity in these State Leadership activities should lead to increased State Level activities:
- Device demonstrations
- Device short-term loans
- Alternative financing activities
- Device reutilization
Education and advocacy efforts are known factors to help remove attitude, knowledge, practice, and policy barriers that may prevent SEAs, LEAs, and even AT Act Programs from more fully serving students with disabilities.
Altogether, the cohort presented by subject matter experts in the field of AT and Education has the potential to improve AT Act Programs’ readiness to
- partner with SEAs,
- assist with strategizing and initiating a partnership,
- add value to existing relationships/collaborations/partnerships, and
- ultimately increase resources available to support students with disabilities.
Register for the Education Peer Action Learning 2024 Cohort with this form. The expectation is that registrants attend ALL offered sessions. Make-up sessions will be available via recordings and completed evaluations. Deadline for registration is January 10, 2024. Brochure available to share with staff and partners.