Email Campaign - July 2009 - PDA: The ARRA Resource Center

The ARRA Resource Center

July 2, 2009

Educational recovery goals are to stimulate the economy in the short-term and invest wisely; using The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds to improve schools, raise achievement, drive reforms and produce better results for children and young people. A significant portion of the educational plan is dedicated to grants to help close long-standing achievement gaps and ensure better educational, employment and independent living outcome for children and adults with disabilities.

By providing innovative resources that promote inclusion, facilitate learning and educate about disabilities, Program Development Associates (PDA) has supported these goals for over twenty-five years. We are here today with the same intent. With the depth our collection, PDA is in a position to help your school or agency meet many of the objectives of ARRA.

From our collection of over 600 disability resources, we have sorted and selected DVDs, curriculum and multi media resources on topics related to stimulus plans in IDEA, Title I, Independent Living and Vocational Rehabilitation funding.

If you follow the link to PDA’s ARRA Resource Center, you will find:

• Professional Development and School Wide Strategies to improve teacher quality and improve outcomes for students with disabilities

• Innovative resources that will scale-up reading and math, enhance Response to Intervention, and Positive Behavioral Approaches.

• Transition and Employment tools to help coordinate community job placements and improve services to individuals with significant disabilities

• Pre-School and Assistive Technology methods that help young children succeed and help close the achievement gap and improve outcomes

• Independent Living Practices that can help service providers increase the number of people with significant disabilities to live and work in community settings.

This unprecedented funding may be a one-time opportunity for your school to invest in new, innovative resources. We believe, just as we always have, a good training video or educational resource is a wise investment. It can be used many times, by many people and you will be able to reap the benefits long after the funding is gone.

Please click on PDA’s ARRA Resource Center It will make choosing the resources that respond to the stimulus funding goals easy.


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