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Intellectual Disabilities

Students with intellectual disabilities represent a diverse group of learners. Like many students, they display unique challenges, skills, preferences, and experiences. Here, you will find information and resources for professionals whose students access the curriculum through the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL). The resources listed represent current research in education and strategies for promoting meaningful instruction and post school outcomes for learners with intellectual disabilities.

What does the term intellectual disability mean?
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/disabilities/intellectual_disability/index.shtml

Where can I find resources to understand intellectual disabilities better?
Visit www.ttaconline. Click on yor region or click on the top button, “disability,” the left panel, “intellectual disabilities” and the top button, “resources:” and visit the Kellar Lending library and use the online catalog to search according to your need.

What are the Aligned Standards of Learning?
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/alternative_assessments/vaap_va_alt_assessment_prog/implementation_manual.pdf A host of resources are available to support instruction in the ASOL. Visit www.ttaconline, and, you will find answers to these questions:

Where can I find curriculum frameworks for the ASOL?
http://ttaconline.org/understanding-the-asol

Where can I find ASOL/VAAP instructional resources?
http://ttaconline.org/curriculum-based-assessment

Where can I find ASOL sample activities? (not yet available, coming soon!)


Contact

Karen Berlin, M.Ed., BCBA,
Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Coordinator
kberlin@gmu.edu
Office: 703-993-4496