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February Monthly Update

NCDB Support Email

Do you need help using Basecamp, finding something on NCDB’s website, accessing an article, OHOA support, or finding information on a specific topic? NCDB has staff to help you with questions in these areas. Don’t hesitate to contact us at We are usually able to respond the same day.

Survey for Youth With Visual Impairments

Here's information about a survey you can share with youth in your state (18 to 25) from EMPOWERing Youth with Visual Impairment, a new federally funded program focused on supporting transition-age youth with visual impairment. They are gathering high school experiences to inform resources and supports.

Website Update: News and Events

We've revised the News and Events section of our website so that all items show up on one page. This makes it much easier to find what you need. Items are sorted with the most recent ones at the top. You can filter to see just "News" or just "Events." You can also filter by type. For example, select "Archived Webinar" to find all past webinars.

OSEP Assistive Technology Guidance

OSEP has recently published the following resources on supporting children with disabilities who need AT devices and services for meaningful access and engagement in education:

2024 GFPD Conference

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, Family and Scientific Conference is designed to bring together families of patients and the scientific and medical communities supporting the health and research needs of affected patients. This conference is open to all attendees and will take place in Washington D.C., on May 26-29, 2024. 

New Journal Articles

If you need assistance accessing either of these articles, contact

Gee, K., et al. (2024). Access to the general education curriculum for students with extensive support needs: Experts’ perspectives. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 1-17.

Zhang, Y., et al. (2023). Teaching requesting skills to children with visual impairment and intellectual disability by using picture exchange communication system combined with tangible symbolsInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1-21.

Upcoming Events

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