AIM, NIMAS, UDL and More:
Making It All Work for Students With Disabilities
October 22, 2008
H. McClaskey, M.Ed.
Kathleen H. McClaskey, M.Ed., President of
Ed Tech Associates, is an educational and assistive technology
consultant with over 25 years experience in using technology
in the classroom. In her business, she offers assistive
technology evaluation services, and onsite consultation
and professional development services to schools on using
technology to improve literacy skills for all learners.
Kathleen is a frequent national and regional workshop
presenter and consultant on topics that include technology
for diverse learners, Universal Design for Learning and
the role of technology to improve literacy skills for
She has presented at the TRLD Conference, the LDA
Conference, the International Dyslexia Association
(IDA) Conference, MA and NH IDA Conferences and numerous
regional and state conferences in the northeast. Kathleen
is a board member of the NH Branch of IDA, SETSIG board
member of ISTE and a board trustee of the Strong Foundations
Charter School in Pembroke, NH.
Archive and Materials
Archive*: This is the recording
of the live Webinar conducted on october 22,
2008. The recording is 1 hr, 30 minutes in length.
can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the
recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note:
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This is the Handout
for the Webinar presentation on AT,
AIM, NIMAS, UDL and More: Making It All Work for Students
With Disabilities. (PDF,
Eligibility Criteria*: This is the Information
on student eligibility for NIMAS materials. (PDF, 1 pg.)
and Websites: This is a listing of resources
and websites on AT, AIM, UDL, and NIMAS compiled by
H. McClaskey. (WORD, 2 pgs.)
You Need to Know About NIMAS: This article,
written by The Advocacy Institute for Exceptional
Parent magazine, provides an overview of the NIMAS
provisions in IDEA 2004.
Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL): This guide
provides an overview of universal design for
an important movement in education. Written
by The Advocacy Institute for the National Center for
Learning Disabilities. (PDF)
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