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Project KITE - Kids Included through Technology are Enriched
A free assistive technology training and coaching program for Minnesota parents and educators designed to increase the independence and inclusion of young learners with disabilities.
Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Session
Why Participate in Project KITE?
Participants are provided fantastic resources including:
- Use of an iPad with hundreds of assistive technology apps (Loan of an iPad for the duration of the program ).
- Free 1- year memberships to the Simon Technology Center’s lending library of more than 3,000 assistive technology hardware and software titles.
- Project KITE travels to its participants’ town and occurs during convenient times set by its participants.
Project KITE creates a collaborative environment for parents and educators to learn about and use assistive technology by:
- Delivering 5 workshops focusing on different categories and uses of assistive technology for young learners.
- Training participants in assistive technology for literacy, communication, behavior, and other important skills vital to young learners’ education and daily life.
- Collaborating with PACER’s Assistive Technology Specialists to find, trial and use assistive technology for their student/child.
How Do I Participate in KITE?
We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 session
Project KITE Training Application Deadline is Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
The spring session begins in March.
The goal of Project KITE is to increase the independence and inclusion of 3 children (ages 3-8 with a disability) through innovative uses of assistive technology. To reach this goal, each child is represented by a team consisting of:
- A parent of a child (ages 3 to 8) with a disability
- The child’s teacher
- A related service provider working with the child, such as a Special Education Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Paraprofessional, or others.
For more information contact Project KITE Coordinator Terri Rosen via email at Terri.Rosen@Pacer.org or call (952) 838-9000. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Applications can be requested, downloaded, or submitted online.