Technical Assistance for Parents

 

Introducing our New Video Learning Series

This page has been designed to provide practical information that can be useful and effective for parents of children with disabilites. The new three minute video learning series will focus on topics related to very specific areas of education to help you build knowledge and increase your advocacy skills. The first topics are focused on 3rd Grade Retention and 10th Grade Promotion.

Coming soon: Flowchart with the ABC's of the IEP, Functional Assessement of Behavior (FAB) and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP). Stay tuned!


 

3rd Grade Retention Information for students with disabilities not passing FCAT in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

10 Grade Promotion Options for High School Students with Disabilities not passing FCAT

 

Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
AT in Action Video Series

Isabel Necesita la Tecnología de Asistencia (Isabel Needs Assistive Technology) – FCTD and Dicapta are pleased to announce the release of the first Spanish language video in the FCTD technology awareness series, AT in Action. In this story, you'll meet Marta, the mother of Isabel, a young girl with fine motor and learning disabilities. The video introduces viewers to assistive technology (AT) and takes them through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting during which AT is considered.

Moving Out of State With a Persons Who Has a Developmental Disability

What happens when you move out of state and bring with you a loved one who has a developmental disability?  More often than not, you lose most, if not all, of the services that make it possible for that person to live a healthy, safe, and quality life in the community.  In most cases, there will be no funding available for group homes, personal care support, adult day training, respite, diapers, or adaptive equipment.  Although most states have home and community based waiver programs, most of these states have very long waiting lists.  It could take years before your loved one receives services.  Medicaidwaiver.org interviewed all 50 states about their programs for persons with developmental disabilities. 
 

IRS Provides online Services for People with Disabilities

People who are blind or visually impaired can download hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications at the IRS Accessibilty page. You can choose from accessible PDFs to e-Braille and HTML formats that use screen reading software and refreshable Braille displays. Watch a video introducing you to products and services available for people with disabilities, and browse the American Sign Language videos with the latest federal tax information for disabled veterans, and more!

 

Tax Return preparation help is also available     

People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance through a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly site. You can find a nearby VITA or TCE location by calling 1-800-906-9887. Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available at IRS.gov.

 

Visit www.IRS.gov and enter "accessibility" in the Search box for more information.