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Special Populations / Special Needs

Vacant
Disability Services Specialist

405-743-5162


COVID-19 Resources


Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/faq/rr/policyguidance/Supple%20Fact%20Sheet%203.21.20%20FINAL.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

U. S. Department of Education’s Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 Outbreak https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf 

National Center for Systemic Improvement’s COVID-19 Resources for Supporting Students with Disabilities https://ncsi.wested.org/

Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/cloth-face-cover.html

Guidance for Direct Service Providers Caring for People with Disabilities
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/direct-service-providers.html


Professional Development


CareerTech Master Educator has many courses related
to accessibility and disabilities, includiing:
Accessibility for Web Design Accessible Video: Caption, Search, and Compliance Strategies Acrobat DC: Creating Accessible PDFs (2015) Advanced Accessible PDFs (2019) Advanced Accessible PDFs (2020) Android App Development: Accessibility
Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Office Creating Accessible PDFs Disability Basics for CareerTech Educators Dyslexia Awareness EPUB Accessibility Using InDesign FERPA – Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
Increasing Accessibility & Fostering Inclusive Classrooms with Microsoft iOS App Development: Accessibility Supporting Students with Mental Illness Teaching Techniques: Making Accessible Learning Using Accessibility to Improve SEO WordPress: Accessibility

To request a login, please email James Gordon at james.gordon@careertech.ok.gov


LEGISLATION



Resources for CTE
Disability Specialists, Counselors, Teachers & Instructors


Supporting CTE Special Populations Grant Application. Each and every year billions of dollars are awarded to schools, teachers and organizations!!! https://www.okcareertech.org/about/state-agency/divisions/federal-legislation-assistance/carl-perkins/innovation-grant-resources

Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Network
https://osepideasthatwork.org/sites/default/files/OSEP%20TA%20Center%20Infographic_508.pdf

  • ESSP Mission: Provide and enhance the learning of all students that attend Career and Technology Education including those students from special populations.
  • ESSP Purpose:
  • Updating ESSP members on trends, plans, and policies, and current happenings of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education
  • Enhancing the professional attitudes and competencies of the membership
  • Promoting interagency collaboration

Strategies for Special Population Success: Practical Tips and Tools for Educators – National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (download PDF)

Nontraditional Posters

Ordering Details: Call 405-743-5533 or email the Printing Plant Manager for any of your printing questions and needs.


Resources for Students


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities https://sites.ed.gov/idea/osers-releases-updated-postsecondary-education-employment-transition-guide/

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
https://www.okabletech.org Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides assistive technology services, including loan of equipment, services and accessible educational materials.

Bookshare
Bookshare helps people read in ways that work for them. They can listen to books, follow along with highlighted text, read in braille or large text, and customize their experience.
U.S. Department of Labor, Disability Resources
Provides resources for people with disabilities who are in the workforce and includes laws, regulations, job search, responsibilities and rights.
Casy Cundiff Scholarship 

Resources for Parents


Oklahoma Parents Center 

Special Education Resolution Center https://okserc.org/  The Special Education Resolution Center offers innovative programs that assist school districts and parents in settling disputes regarding the individualized education programs of students with disabilities. The programs are provided at no cost through a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education


Grant Resources


Each and every year billions of dollars are awarded to schools, teachers and organizations!!!
New Carl Perkins Innovation Supplemental Grants

Things to know:

1. All grants will be on a two-year award cycle to match the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment timeline.  To be eligible for awards recipients will be required to complete and submit their Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.

2. Grant recipients will have to show progress towards goal completion by the end of the first year of funding to receive 2nd year funding.  These Benchmarks will be developed in collaboration with the Program area innovative grant leads and the recipients.

 There will be 6 Innovation Grant initiatives that all eligible recipients can apply for:

1.       Career Development and Programs of Study
2.       Career Pathways, Workforce, and Industry Partnerships
3.       Supporting CTE Special Populations
4.       High Growth and Emerging Technologies
5.       Innovation in Career Exploration
6.       Innovative Strategies to Recruit and Retain CTE Instructors.


Resources for Businesses


Last Modified on Jan 24, 2022
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