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Simon Technology Center Projects

The Simon Technology Center (STC) impacts local and national communities through innovative projects designed to build capacity, knowledge, and support for individuals with disabilities and the parents, professionals, and organizations that help them thrive.

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Being part of an STC project can have lasting positive impact in your community and in the lives of those you care about.

Project TIKES
(Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success)

Did you know that children ages birth to 5 with disabilities can benefit from assistive technology? Project TIKES gives parents and professionals the information they need to use technology with young children, include technology in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP), and acquire and fund technology. Through trainings, videos, tip sheets and more This Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funded project helps parent and professionals use technology to improve outcomes for children ages birth to 5 with disabilities. 

For Middle School Girls . . .

EX.I.T.E Camp: EXploring Interests
in Technology and Engineering

Explore with other middle school girls with disabilities what makes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) so amazing and fun! Make friends and learn through hands-on activities led by scientists and engineers during this unique summer camp opportunity. Professional development for teachers is available, as well as volunteer opportunities for STEM professionals.

Technology for Girls Workshops

Take part in these exciting interactive workshops for middle school girls with disabilities to learn about the remarkable ways science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) make the world a better place.

For Parents and Educators . . .

Project KITE:
Kids Included Through Technology are Enriched

Get involved in this free assistive technology training series and coaching program for teams of parents and educators. Project participants are working in schools across Minnesota to increase the independence and inclusion of young children with disabilities, ages 3 to 8, through innovative uses of assistive technology.