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So many great QIAT opportunities at #ATIA17!
Pick up your copy of the QIAT book at 4pm outside Carribean VI.
Join the QIAT authors for QIAT Conversations: A Family Focus at 4:30pm in Carribean VI.
Join the NATE meeting, reception, and QIAT book signing at 6:30 in Boca II.
See you there, QIAT fans!
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*Short Session Abstract. For almost two decades The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) and supporting documents have guided collaborative teams across the U.S, Canada and other countries as they analyze their current provision of assistive technology services and strive to improve ...
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Call for proposals is open for our 2017 UDL Symposium!
UDL for Social Justice: Using Universal Design for Learning to Educate Underserved Learners
Submit your proposal by February 15th.
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Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy new year full of learning. From all of us at CAST.
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"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi
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Can you tell whether your student is having a tantrum or a sensory meltdown? Learning the key differences between the two may help you respond more effectively in the classroom. http://ow.ly/SjyW307a0TG
Tantrums and sensory meltdowns may look alike, but have very different causes. Learn the difference between these two types of outbursts.
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How do you design more inclusive learning environments? http://ow.ly/MEYf306YWvs
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Eating together as a family has been proven to improve grades and promote a healthy lifestyle. Find out how these families of kids with learning and attention issues made the switch to #DeviceFreeDinner. http://ow.ly/X9Sr306f5ga
Find out how five parents of kids with learning and attention issues manage technology at dinnertime—and how you can take the #DeviceFreeDinner challenge.
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Heading to #ATIA17 this week? Be sure to visit us outside Caribbean VI at 4:00pm on Thursday to pick up your copy of the QIAT book from CAST Professional Publishing!
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The right to a “free and appropriate public education” is currently under debate. Learn more about Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District and how it may impact IEPs.
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How much of an educational benefit do IEPs have to provide students? With the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case, the Supreme Court will decide.
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Do you subscribe to our CAST Professional Learning Newsletter? http://ow.ly/hwRK307cCRt
At this year's OCALICON Conference, OCALI formally recognized and acknowledged the impact, leadership, and accomplishments of individuals across the nation who help improve the outcomes for people with autism, sensory disabilities, and low-incidence disabilities. To this end, the recipients of ...
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Registration and Call for Proposals is LIVE for CAST's 3rd Annual UDL Symposium!
UDL for Social Justice: Using Universal Design for Learning to Educate Underserved Learners
July 31 – August 2, 2017
University of Massachusetts Boston
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Symposium Description. Providing high quality education is a matter of social justice, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an innovative framework that supports all learners –regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background— by ...
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Congratulations to our own Joy Zabala for receiving a 2016 Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) award! http://ow.ly/H7i5306qah0 #aem4all #UDLchat #CASTPL
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016. On Thursday, November 17 at OCALICON 2016 held in Columbus, OH, Joy Zabala, CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, received a 2016 OCALI Award. The OCALI Awards "formally recognize and ...
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CAST works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
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CAST is a nonprofit education R&D group best known for defining and promoting the innovative concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a research-based framework for designing inclusive curriculum that is flexible and highly responsive to the needs of individual learners. 

With UDL as a guide, CAST investigates creative solutions to today's core educational challenge: designing curricula to better serve an increasingly diverse population.
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