Special Education

Accessible Instrucitonal Materials (AIM) Training

Brochure available in PDF PDF document (222 KB)

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), P-12 Education, Office of Special Education is pleased to announce a professional development workshop designed to inform schools, students and families about AIM.

Providing in-depth information about what accessible instructional materials are, who can benefit from them, and how to get them.

Overview of the Training

Providing students with disabilities with AIM can be a fairly complex process, involving multiple decision points along the way. The AIM training has been developed to provide interested stakeholders with the background knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about AIM. All interested parties are welcome to attend this training.

Key Points of the Training

The key points within the training include:

  • all students can benefit from AIM;
  • New York State (NYS) regulations require that students with disabilities receive AIM in a timely manner;
  • there are multiple sources of AIM, but only certain students can access certain sources; and
  • the process for obtaining AIM depends on the type of AIM a student with a disability requires.

Participating in the Training

The AIM Training will be provided by the Regional Special Education Training Specialists who are part of the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC). Please contact the RSE-TASC Regional Trainer(s) in your area for dates, locations, and times:

Long Island: 631-218-4197
Lower Hudson: 914-248-3829
Mid-Hudson: 845-486-4840, ext. 3109
Capital District/North Country: 518-464-3938
Central: 315-361-5554
Mid-State: 315-433-2645
Mid-South: 607-335-1340
Mid-West: 585-249-7027
West: 716-821-7542 or 716-821-7544
New York City: 212-374-6113

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this training, please inform the Regional Training Specialist in your area.

Summary of Training

This training includes numerous (AIM) Training resources to inform interested stakeholders about the decisionmaking
process for AIM as well as the process for obtaining AIM
in New York State.

The training includes opportunities for hands-on experience with low– and high-technology items that can enhance learning opportunities for all students.

For more information, please contact Sophie McDermott

Office of Special Education
89 Washington Avenue
Room 309
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-486-7462 Fax: 518-474-2219
E-mail: smcdermo@nysed.gov

Last Updated: October 19, 2011