The AEM Center is a resource for education stakeholders that provides support for the procurement and use of accessible educational materials. In addition, the AEM Center provides support for the use of AEM in early learning, higher education, and workplace settings and has extended its reach to include educational materials that are first developed and distributed in digital formats.
Operations Coordinator, CAST Professional Learning and the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center)
Leslie O'Callaghan provides both the Professional Learning and AEM Teams with a wide variety of administrative assistance.
2:30PM – 3:30PM PDT on Saturday, March 21, 2015
CUE Conference 2015: Diverse Learners Symposium Spotlight Presentation. Educators and families often struggle with AEM questions. Explore seven points in the IEP process where AEM can be considered and documented. Hear about consideration questions and examples for each point that support use of AEM by students who need them for participation and progress on IEP goals and in general education curriculum.
2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This webinar is for families and educators new to accessible educational materials. The first half of the session will include an overview of legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process for determining which students need for AEM, and steps to take to address their needs. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
On Thursday, November 17 at OCALICON 2016 held in Columbus, OH, Joy Zabala, CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, was one of the recipients of the 2016 OCALI Awards.
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Cynthia Curry is Senior Technical Assistance Specialist of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center). She works with stakeholders across preK-12 and workforce development to ensure that all learners have the same access to high quality accessible educational materials and technologies for learning. Through resource development, technical assistance and training, she leads stakeholders in building capacity to implement AEM.
2:00PM – 5:30PM CDT on Sunday, April 26, 2015
Pre-conference presentation at the Charting the Cs 2015 Cross-Categorical Conference in Alexandria, MN.
Executive Assistant & Internship Co-Coordinator
As Executive Assistant, Linda provides comprehensive, high-level support to CAST Co-Founder, David Rose. Her responsibilities include calendar management, travel arrangements, speaker logistics, internal and external communications facilitation ...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
CAST today announced the appointment of Kirk Behnke as Senior Director of Professional Learning.