$4.8M to Help Improve Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

$4.8 Million Awarded to Improve Outcomes for Children with Disabilities through Improved Adolescent Literacy, Accessible Technology, Media Services and Educational Materials

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $4.8 million in grants to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Included is $1.2 million to upgrade adolescent literacy for students with disabilities and $3.6 million to enhance results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities through the use of accessible technology, media services and educational materials.

“These grants support important projects across the country to help students with disabilities reach their academic potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The award of $1.2 million, funded under the Technical Assistance and Dissemination program, is to improve services and results for children with disabilities through the development of model demonstration projects designed to better adolescent literacy outcomes for students with disabilities in grades 6-12.

The projects are aimed at promoting academic achievement and improved results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, sharing useful information and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

The award of $3.6 million in five-year grants, funded under the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program, will be provided to universities and organizations to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through the use of accessible technology, media services, and educational materials.[…] Full press