StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.
SWAAAC Summer Symposium Call for Presentations
The SWAAAC program is actively seeking dynamic presentations that inform best practices in the fields of Educational Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. This 2-day conference features workshops, break-out sessions, and interactive intervals (formerly roundtables) addressing topics related to the academic support needs of students with disability. Selected presenters enjoy waived registration fees for both days. The deadline for submission is February 6, 2017. For a priority decision, submit your presentation by January 2, 2017. Submit your application today!
Did you miss the October Web Conference?
In case you missed it or just want to see it again, you now watch the October Web Conference on YouTube. This monthly web conference features Melinda Roden, PhD, CDE Special Education Assessment Consultant discussing Assistive Technology Assessment Accommodations. Topics covered include an overview of the assessments, what accommodations are and are not, administrative considerations, accessibility features, and ‘emergency’ & ‘unique’ accommodations, as well as how cloud-based accommodations are treated.
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The SWAAAC Central Office Has Moved!
Its official, the SWAAAC Central Office has finally moved! We are now located at:
1201 5th St
Suite 240, Campus Box 180
Denver, CO 80204
Alexandria Loan Bank
SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.
Important Dates to Remember
Saltillo Sponsored Training: Supporting Student Literacy Through AAC
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Location: University of Colorado Denver, 1201 Larimer Street, Boettecher Foundation Conference Room
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