Special Interest Groups
Gayle Underwood
Allegan AESA
SIG SPED Director
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Douglas Kish
Utica Community Schools
SIG SPED Asst. Director
Laura Griffith
Calhoun ISD
SIG SPED Communications Officer



SIGSpEd is the Special Interest Group for Special Education that strives to integrate technology into instruction to support all learners. The mission of SIGSpEd is to promote Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Response to Intervention (RtI) and assistive technology and to provide support and training to educators as they strive to meet students’ diverse learning needs. We believe that integrating technology, along with the UDL framework, enables students with a wide range of abilities, learning styles and means of expression to actively engage in and master curriulum standards.

SIGSPED Updates:

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Upcoming Events


Archived Events

Find previous webinars and all of our archived events on our Archived Webinars page.

Links of Interest:

Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) strives to provide information services, support materials, technical assistance and training to local and intermediate school districts in Michigan in order to increase the capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities for assistive technology.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services : The QIAT Community is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in school settings.

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
National Center on UDL    
UDL ToolKit   
The Accessible Classroom  
UDL Explained This award winning, quick video is entertaining as well as educational on the topic of Universal Design for Learning.
Best Practices through UDL: Click on the link to view a video done by Colorado State University about UDL principles applied in a college setting.