The Arkansas Technology & Curriculum Access Center

The Arkansas Technology & Curriculum Access Center

Training session  in T C C labThe Arkansas Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) is a collaborative partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit and Easter Seals Arkansas.

TCC provides AT (assistive technology) assessments, consultation, equipment loan and inservice training to meet the needs of children and young adults with disabilities. These services are provided at the Outpatient Services Center; on-site through individual contracts with individuals, school districts and agencies; as well as via web conferencing.  Contact Easter Seals TCC for more information.

Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment

TCC offers AT Assessments that include:

  • General AT Assessment
  • AT for Low Vision
  • AT for Reading/Writing/Math
  • AT for Organization

Complete List and Descriptions of AT Assessments
Contract for AT Assessments

Training

TCC offers training on a variety of topics surrounding assistive technology, educational technology, differentiated instruction, accessible information technology, universal design and access to curriculum, and assessment for all students.  These trainings may be offered in Little Rock at the Easter Seals Arkansas Outpatient Services building, regionally at Educational Service Cooperatives, School Districts, or Institutes of Higher Education.

Consultation

TCC offers consultations that include:

  • Portfolio Consultation
  • Accommodations for the Classroom
  • Classroom Management
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Web Based Consultations

Complete List and Descriptions of Consultations
Contract for Consultations

Currrent Trainings Offered

Writing, Typing and Speech Recognition:  Decision Making
Dates offered:  May 22, 2014;  May 23, 2014;  June 11,2014;  June 12, 2014
Registration Form
 

Mathematics for Secondary Students who are Struggling or have Special Needs
April 29 & 30, 2014
May 13 & 14, 2014
Registration Form
 

March 2014 Henderson State University Presentation Powerpoints
Click here to download a PDF of the Assistive Technology and Autism Spectrum Disorders Powerpoint.

Click here to download a PDF of the Assistive and Accessible Technology--2014 and Beyond Powerpoint.

 

In November 2013, Easter Seals Arkansas, TCC, presented 3 workshops in Hot Springs, at the Arkansas CEC 2013 Annual Conference.  Those workshops are listed below.  Click on the workshop title to download a PDF of the PowerPoint handouts for that presentation.
Using Authoring Support Apps to Improve Writing--Bryan Ayres
Students with Specific Learning Disabilities: Using Assistive Technology to Support Students' Success--Susie Branon
Using the Protocol for Accommodations in Reading (PAR)--Bryan Ayres and Jill Simpson

 

On September 23, 2013, Easter Seals Arkansas, TCC, presented Using UDL (Universal Design for Learning), Accommodations and Assistive Technology to Address Common Core, at the Arkansas LEA Administrators' Academy, at the Holiday Inn Airport in Little Rock.
Click here to download a PDF of the PowerPoint handouts.


Planning to attend a training here at Easter Seals and need somewhere to stay? 
Click here for a list of hotels in Little Rock, near Easter Seals.

 

AAC Devices Training Information

The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education will be offering free training opportunities in collaboration with the Prentke Romich Company and Dynavox Technologies, on various topics of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  These trainings will be offered at various times during the year.  For training schedules please check out their websites:

Dynavox Trainings: www.dynavoxtech.com/training/, Facilitator, Nuala South, contact Nuala at nuala.south@dynavoxtech.com 800-344-1778 ext. 4077

Prentke Romich Trainings: www.prentrom.com/training, Facilitator, Jennifer Herzog

Resource Manuals

The following Resource Manuals, developed by Easter Seals TCC Consultants, are now available for purchase for $60:

     *   Mathematics and Science Resources for Elementary and Middle Grade Students with Disabilities 2010

     *   Science Resources for Students with Disabilities Preparing for the End of Course Biology Portfolio 2010

     *   Algebra and Geometry Resources for Secondary Students with Disabilities 2010

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Equipment Loan

The Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit has provided a grant to allow the Technology and Curriculum Access Center to provide an extensive loan library of assistive and accessible technology.   The equipment in the loan library is available to schools to try as part of the assistive technology consideration process for students who qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA).   Equipment can be loaned for a six week trial period.  These tools are not for long term use.    School districts are responsible for the equipment, insurance, damage or loss, and shipping costs.  The loan of the device does not comprise specific recommendations by the Technology & Curriculum Access Center for specific brands or models of equipment.  The loan fee is 2% of the cost of the device plus shipping and handling.

Equipment Loan Contract
Inventory of Loan Equipment

The Arkansas Technology & Curriculum Access Center, operated by Easter Seals and the Arkansas Department of Education, provides technical assistance, training, consultation and assistive technology assessments to improve awareness and implementation of:  

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and The No Child Left Behind Act in Educational Settings;
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace;
  • Accessible Information Technology;
  • Universal Design

The Arkansas Program is funded in part by the DBTAC: Southwest ADA Center, a program of ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) at Memorial Hermann TIRR.  Program staff are available to provide services throughout the Southwest region.  For more information, visit the DBTAC: Southwest ADA Center website.

For more information visit our Accessible Information Technology in Education page.

The program is located in the Outpatient Services Building on the West Little Rock Campus.

For more information, contact:

Bryan Ayres, M.ED., ATP
Director, Technology & Curriculum Access Center
Easter Seals Arkansas
3920 Woodland Heights Rd.
Little Rock, AR  72212
(501) 227-3612 Office
(501) 227-3601 Fax
bayres@eastersealsar.com