We are advocates for the rights of children with disabilities and the parents who care for them. We support the mission of the Guam Interagency Coordinating Council (GICC), which is a federally mandated statewide interagency group that advises and assists agencies providing early intervention services to young children birth to 5 years old, with or at risk for disabilities and their families. GICC further advises and assists the lead agency in the development and implementation of policies constituting the island-wide system of coordinated services, participating public and private agencies who are involved with early intervention services for children, birth through five years old and their families.
sometimes challenging finding useful information on special education,
especially when it comes to technology-related activities. The
following are 6 resources compiled by Meris Stansbury, editor of
eSchoolNews. You'll find them to be resourceful in various issues that
concern children with disabilities.
1. AbilityHub Assistive Technology Solutions
index, and description, of assistive technology for people with a
disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even
impossible. This website will direct you to adaptive equipment and
alternative methods available for accessing computers.
2. Apps for Children with Special Needs
James at A4CWSN.com maintains a large list of educational apps for
children with special needs. James reviews the apps and posts
demonstration videos so that users can see what each one is all about
before spending money to purchase them. By producing these videos, James
demonstrates how products designed to educate children and build their
life skills really work from a user perspective.
3. CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) Learning Tools
is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to
expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with
disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. UDL free
multimedia learning tools are designed for students, teachers, and
5. SERGE (Special Education Resources for General Educators)
by the Council of Chief State School Officers and sponsored by the
MetLife Foundation, SERGE was created to give general classroom
educators quick access to information and professional development about
addressing the special-ed needs of students who have disabilities.
6. Technology in Special Education
is a website to collect and share tools, hardware, and applications
available for the enhancement of technology in education with an
emphasis on special education. The site has been collecting material
over the last seven years in an attempt to compile all information in a
categorized format so parents, educators, and other professionals who
work with kids with special needs can benefit from the knowledge
acquired. The reviews are thorough and well-written, and the site
organizes events where developers offer special deals to their readers.