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CITES will create and disseminate a framework of evidence-based practices to help instructional technology and assistive technology programs at local education agencies work together to enhance the use of technology to support all students’ success. The Center will also provide technical assistance to local education agencies, educators, and families to ensure that students with disabilities are able to use the technology tools they need to foster learning and life success.

Partner Organizations

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Pioneers in the development of Universal Design for Learning, CAST’s mission is to reduce barriers and build opportunity for all learners to succeed. CAST achieves this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation. 

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR's overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. 

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Logo for the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. 


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The Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR) is a hub of information and products for the national network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community serving families of children with disabilities. 

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Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting works collaboratively to develop evaluation strategies that provide ongoing formative and summative feedback that informs teams of progress and ensures the quality, relevance, and usefulness of products.

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Project Advisors

  • Christopher R. Bugaj
    Assistive Technology Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • John Eisenberg
    Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education
  • Karen Erickson
    Director, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Jane Floethe-Ford
    Director of Education, Parents Helping Parents
  • Christine Fox
    Senior Director of External Relations, CoSN
  • Nicole Gaines
    Project Director, National Instructional Materials Access Center
  • Janet Good
    Florida's MTSS Project/Coordinator, University of South Florida
  • Susan Hardin
    Assistive Technology Consultant and UDL Coordinator, Macomb ISD
  • Eric Hileman
    Executive Director of IT Services, Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Drew Hinds
    Executive Director of Technology Services, Huntington Beach City School District
  • Michelle Lewis
    Executive Director, NH Parent Information Center
  • Mike Marotta
    Director, The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey
  • Jessica McKay
    Community Programs Manager, Knowbility
  • Daniel McNulty
    State Director, Indiana PATINS Project
  • Caroline Van Howe
    Chief Operations Operator, Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
  • Christine Voelker
    K-12 Program Director, Quality Matters
  • Michael Webb
    Assistant Superintendent, Tomball ISD
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