The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC


List of Blogs

Angelman AAC
An AAC forum created by Donna Edmunds, mother of a child with Angelman syndrome, for sharing information, as well as, asking and answering questions about low tech, high tech, literacy, videos and upcoming events. Specific information about PODD and Angelman syndrome included.  
Chapel Hill Snippets
Download free therapy materials, SLP checklists and forms, Common core materials, Spanish printables, iPad app recommendations, and technology tutorials. Created by Ruth Morgan, speech-language pathologist, practicing in Chapel Hill schools.  
Considerate Classroom
Created by an early childhood special education teacher, Lindy McDaniel, this blog offers effective AAC strategies, Boardmaker templates, iPad app recommendations, and other practical resources for the classroom.  
PrAACtical AAC
Providing ideas, materials, videos, and strategies for supporting language and learning through AAC. Created by two speech-language pathologist, Robin Parker and Carole Zangari, to improve the level of AAA services to individuals with significant communication challenges.  
Offering ideas about how technology can increase students' ability to access their academics. Created by Jim Tignor, Occupational Therapist and RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional.  
The Assistive Technology Blog
A publication from the Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Providing a wealth of AT information for academics, communication, and recreation.  
The Assistive Technology Daily
Providing a wide variety of innovative AAC/AT information. Sponsored by The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP).
The Autism Helper
Supporting teachers, parents, and clinicians by providing resources, tips, tools, and materials to assist children with autism spectrum disorder academically and behaviorally. Sponsored by Sasha Long, BCBA and certified special education teacher, and her team of ABA experts.  
Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Blog
Created by Spectronics, an Australian supplier of software and assistive technologies, this blog offers AT techniques and tips, tools and resources, apps and mobile learning, and upcoming event notifications.  
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