UT Austin’s Version of “Fahrenheit 451” Poses a Challenge for Their Diverse Student Population

The University of Texas at Austin has a library problem and the disabled community might be the biggest losers of the new plan. In an effort to find new library space to meet current trends in circulation and technology, the college has determined that the resources in the Fine Arts Library, inside the Doty Fine Arts building, must go to make way for other growing college programs. Sort of like Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” where […]

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“FREE” Easy Research Writing ‘Template’ For a Simple 5 Paragraph Essay

Help your student write independently ***Click below for a FREE blank template  Students who learn differently might find the attached “Research Writing Template” helpful when constructing their own 5 paragraph essay. For a personal narrative, persuasive, or argumentative essay, students will find this basic outline easy to use. Simply fill-in the areas using their own data and information. Remember, a persuasive and argumentative essay is an attempt to change someone’s opinion so students will look for […]

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High School to College: Accommodations vs. Accessibility-Are you Ready?

Advocacy is the key word for exceptional students transitioning to college. Students and parents will need to ask for any accommodations in college. These supports are not automatically transferred like an IEP is transferred from school to school. Colleges and universities do not modify assignments or curriculum. Everyone must do the same work; however, the special education students are provided accommodations to access the curriculum. College students will have access and support, but unless they […]

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SAT (Test) Accommodations

If your special education student is planning on going to college, he or she will need to take the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT). These tests are administered at the high school level, usually during the 11th and 12th  grade. Some students take it earlier and often improving the score each time. With special education students though, improving their score is imperative. That is why the accommodations are so important. Students do get accommodations when they take […]

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Standardized Achievement Tests-(SAT) Accommodations for Exceptional Students Are Truly A Reality

A funny think happened to me in my last Parent Teacher Student Organization Meeting (PTSO). Discussion surrounded the availability and practice sessions for the next SAT in our area. Being the dedicated disability advocate that I am, I couldn’t contain my excitement knowing that I would be able to focus on an issue which is very close to my heart; teenagers with a disability having the same opportunity to attend college as the regular education […]

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