AIM-VA’s New Requirements for Eligibility

AIM-VA provides accessible instructional materials to eligible Virginia K-12 students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are unable to access traditional print.   Learn more about eligibility requirements.

Recently Added Titles to Library

This year, we’re purchasing so many new and useful resources for special educators, administrators, and families (in T/TAC Regions 2 & 3) that we can’t choose just a few to highlight each month.

In order to stay up-to-date on our newest books, there are two great ways to explore our recent acquisitions from the T/TAC Library website:

  • Review the list of the most Recently Added Titles
  • Using the Search bar at the top of the screen, do an “All Words” search using some of the category terms below and select “Newest First” in the Sort menu
    • ADHD
    • Assessment
    • Autism
    • Behavior management
    • Collaboration
    • Dyslexia
    • Engagement
    • Family
    • Inclusion
    • Instruction
    • Leadership
    • Reading
    • Teaming

Once you’ve identified some books you’d like to borrow, submit the Request for Library Materials form.  If the book(s) you’ve requested are available, we will mail them to you, along with a postage-paid envelope to facilitate the return of the items you’ve borrowed by their due date.

Questions?  Email taclib@wm.edu

 

Classroom Referral Survey

Have you been able to reduce the number of referrals for defiance, disrespect, or classroom disruption in your classroom or school? We want to hear from you! How did you do it? Share your success stories and tips with us by clicking the link below.

Share your stories

shareyourstory

 

I’m Determined Youth Summit Application

The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities.

When: June 13-15, 2018

Where: James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Who: Virginia youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)

Application Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 9th, 2018

Reference Due Date: 5:00 pm on March 12th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed by March 31st.

Complete Application

Inclusion Project: Mini-Grant Application NOW LIVE!

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. Find out more information about the Inclusion Project.

Beginning January 2018, the Inclusion Project is pleased to announce it is offering up to 6 mini grants (max: $2,000) to support schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event.  Application deadline is January 29, 2018.

Application:  https://goo.gl/forms/lO5xPT4uWLQeppvf1

New Library Books

Have you missed receiving our monthly lists of new T/TAC William & Mary Library Book Suggestions?

This year, we’re purchasing so many new and useful resources for special educators, administrators, and families (in T/TAC Regions 2 & 3) that we can’t choose just a few to highlight each month. [Read more…]

Library Announcement

Have you missed receiving our monthly lists of new T/TAC William and Mary Library Book Suggestions? [Read more…]

“Families and Schools – Perfect Partners for Student Success”

Governor Terrance R. McAuliffe,
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Steven R. Staples
and the Virginia Department of Education recognize
November 2017 as Family Involvement Month
in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The importance of parental involvement in schools is well documented. Over 30 years of research shows that one of the most effective ways to increase student achievement is for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.

November 2017 is
Family Involvement Month in Schools

The Virginia Department of Education is committed to improving parent and family involvement for all students including students with disabilities. We believe that families and schools are perfect partners for student success.

Check out the following links for resources:

Engagement Survey

T/TAC W&M, in an effort to tailor our newsletter offerings to your particular needs, has provided a brief survey below on topics related to classroom engagement. Please take a moment to respond so that our upcoming newsletters reflect your interests in this area.

Classroom Engagement Survey

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Kara McCulloch Welcome

T/TAC W&M is pleased to welcome our newest project specialist, Kara McCulloch, to our staff.  Kara brings 17 years of educational experience to our T/TAC team, having served in various positions at the school, division, and regional levels including: Special Education Teacher, Instructional Specialist, and Program Specialist at the Radford University and VCU Training and Technical Assistance Centers. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from Greensboro College and her M.S. in Special Education from Radford University. Kara’s areas of expertise include: classroom/behavior management, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, inclusive practices for students with disabilities, self-determination, collaboration, co-teaching, and instructional coaching. [Read more…]