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AEM State Contacts and SEA Information

Alabama  | Alaska | American Samoa | Arizona | Arkansas | Bureau of Indian Education | California | Colorado | Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Federal States of Micronesia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Marshall Islands, Republic of | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Palau | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Alabama

Teresa Lacy, Director
Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind
705 South Street E
Talladega, AL 35160
tel: (256) 761-3237
lacy.teresa@aibd.state.al.us
http://www.aidb.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Alabama cites IDEA of 2004 Part D section 674(e)(3) in their published AEM-related material.
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.aapvi.org/

Alaska

Samuel Jordan, Administrator I - Special Education
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
tel: (907) 465-2824
fax: (907) 465-2806
samuel.jordan@alaska.gov

Mystie Rail, Executive Director
Assistive Technology of Alaska
3330 Arctic Blvd., Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503
tel: (907) 563-2599 ext. 106
mystie@atlaak.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.akcam.org
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.akcam.org

American Samoa

Moeolo Vaatausili, Assistant Director
Special Education Division
American Samoa Department of Education
P.O. Box 7078
Pago Pago, AS 96799
tel: (684) 633-1323
mvaatausili@yahoo.com

No SEA-related information is provided at this time.

Arizona

Judy Olaiz, Assistive Technology Administrative Assistant
Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24
Phoenix, AZ 85007
tel: (602) 542-3852
fax: (602) 542-5404
Judy.Olaiz@azed.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: AIM (NIMAS/NIMAC)
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Arizona Revised Statutes
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Arkansas

Lisa Haley, Associate Director
Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit
1401 West Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
tel: (501) 682-4221
fax: (501) 682-5159
lisa.haley@arkansas.gov

Angyln Young, TVI/COMS, State Coordinator
Educational Services for the Visually Impaired
1401 W. Capitol Avenue
Victory Building, Suite 425
Little Rock, AR 72201
tel: (501) 374-5517
fax: (501) 379-8387
Angyln.Young@arkansas.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://arksped.k12.ar.us
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Policy and Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.disabilityrightsar.org/

Bureau of Indian Education

Donald Griffin, Education Specialist, Special Education
Division of Performance and Accountability
tel: (505) 563-5384
donald.griffin@bie.edu

Gloria Yepa
Supervisory Education Specialist, Special Education
tel: (505) 563-5264
gloria.yepa@bie.edu

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

California

Laurie Garcia, Manager II
Division Support and CSMT Admin. Management Unit
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
tel: (916) 319-0964
lgarcia@cde.ca.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/pn/sm/
AEM-related state laws and regulations: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/lr/
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/fp/

Colorado

Tanni Anthony, Ph.D., Director/Access, Literacy and Learning
Supervisor/State Consultant on Visual Impairment
Colorado Department of Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1175
Denver, CO 80202
tel: (303) 866-6681
Anthony_t@cde.state.co.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/NIMAS.asp
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Suzanne Lizama, Director, Special Education Program
CNMI Public School System
P.O. Box 501370
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
tel: (670) 237-3029
cell: (670) 483-3902
fax: (670) 664-3774
suzanne.lizama@cnmipss.org

Acquisition approach: N/A
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Connecticut

Thomas Boudreau, Education Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06145
tel: (860) 713-6925
thomas.boudreau@ct.gov

Smita Worah, Ph.D., Educational Consultant
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
tel: (860) 632-1485 x319
worah@ctserc.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.aim.serc.co/; NIMAS/NIMAC
AEM-related state laws and regulations: CSDE supports Section 300.172, Final Regulations of IDEA 2004.
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://ctpirc.org/s/; CPAC

Delaware

Mary Ann Mieczkowski, Director
Exceptional Children Resources
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
tel: (302) 735-4210
Maryann.mieczkowski@doe.k12.de.us

Beth Mineo, Director
Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
tel: (302) 831-6974
tdd: (302) 831-4689
fax: (302) 831-4690
mineo@udel.edu

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1594
AEM-related state laws and regulations: as above
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

District of Columbia

Jessica Dulay, Response to Intervention Specialist, Training and Technical Assistance
Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Government of the District of Columbia
810 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 741-7669
cell: (202) 531-0042
jessica.dulay@dc.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Federated States of Micronesia

NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, The Federated States of Micronesia cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.

Florida

Leanne Grillot, Program Specialist
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
325 West Gaines Street, Room 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399
tel: (850) 245-0475
fax: (850) 245-0955
leanne.grillot@fldoe.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/index.stml
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Section 1003.55; Section 1006.29; Section 1006.38
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Georgia

Carson D. Cochran, Program Manager
Georgia Instructional Materials Center
Division for Special Education Services and Supports
Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
tel: (404) 463-4462 (local)
fax: (404) 651-6457
ccochran@doe.k12.ga.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: http://www.gimc.org/aim_resources.htm
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Georgia Instructional Materials Center (GIMC) Policies
Parent information and advocacy resources: Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership; Information for Parents - Ga DOE; Parent to Parent of Georgia

Guam

Yolanda S. Gabriel, Assistant Superintendent
Division of Special Education
Guam Department of Education
500 Mariner Avenue
Barrigada, GU 96913
ysgabriel@gdoe.net

No SEA-related information is provided at this time.

Hawaii

Kristine Takekawa, AuD., Educational Specialist for Students with Hearing Loss and/or Vision Loss
OCISS/SSB/Comprehensive Student Support Services Section
475 22nd Ave., Room 224
Honolulu, HI 96816
tel: (808) 305-9787
fax: (808) 733-1686
Kristine_Takekawa@notes.k12.hi.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Idaho

Janice Carson, Ed.D., Director
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
1187 Alturas Drive
Moscow, ID 83843
tel: (208) 885-6104
janicec@uidaho.edu

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: http://idahotc.com/aim/
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Idaho Statute 33-118
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.ipulidaho.org/

Illinois

Dawn Camacho, Principal Consultant
Illinois State Board of Education
Special Education Services (N-253)
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
tel: (217) 782-5589
tel: (866)262-6663
dcamacho@isbe.net

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/nimas_nimac.htm
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Illinois follows statutory and regulatory requirements of IDEA and its Section 300.172.
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Indiana

Daniel McNulty, State Project Director
PATINS Project
6036 Lakeside Blvd., Bldg. A
Indianapolis, IN 46278
tel: (317) 333-7279
dmcnulty@ciesc.k12.in.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: http://www.icam.k12.in.us/
AEM-related state laws and regulations: See icam's General Information page.
Parent information and advocacy resources: See icam's Students and Families page.

Iowa

Maggie Pickett, Education Program Consultant for Assistive Technology Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
tel: (515) 281-6285
maggie.pickett@iowa.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: See Iowa's True AIM page.
AEM-related state laws and regulations: See Iowa's Legal Requirements page.
Parent information and advocacy resources: See Iowa's Parent-Educator Connection (PEC) page.

Kansas

Colleen Riley, State Director of Special Education
Kansas Department of Education
120 S 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
tel: (785) 291-3097
criley@ksde.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: State and Federal Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: http://www.kpirc.org/

Kentucky

Gretta Hylton, Director, Division of Learning Services
Kentucky Department of Education
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
tel: (502) 564-4970, ext. 4109
fax: (502) 564-6721
Gretta.Hylton@education.ky.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: KY Textbooks
AEM-related state laws and regulations: KRS 156.027; 704 KAR 3:455
Parent information and advocacy resources: KY Parent Resource Centers

Louisiana

Jackie Bobbett, Ph.D.
Office of Academic Content
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
tel: (225) 342-1848
tel: (877) 453-2721
fax: (225) 342-0178
jackie.bobbett@la.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: AIM-LA
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Title 28 Part XLIII. Bulletin 1706
Parent information and advocacy resources: Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center; Pyramid Community Parent Resource Center

Maine

Kathy Adams, Maine CITE Program Director
MaineCITE
University College
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (207) 621-3195
kadams@mainecite.org

John Brandt, Maine CITE Training Coordinator
MaineCITE
University College
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (207) 621-3195
Jbrandt@mainecite.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Maine-AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Maine-AIM Laws and Policies
Parent information and advocacy resources: AIM Fact Sheet

Marshall Islands, Republic of

NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, The Marshall Islands cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.

Maryland

Joshua Irzyk, Ed.D., Statewide Vision Low Incidence Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 767-0812
fax: (401) 333-8165
joshua.irzyk@maryland.gov

The Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
tel: (410) 444-5000 ext. 1410
joshuai@mdschblind.org

Marsye Kaplan, M.S., CCC-SLP-ATP, Chief of Specialized Instruction Section
Performance Support and Technical Assistance
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 767-0792
fax: (410) 333-8165
marsye.kaplan@maryland.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Maryland Learning Links
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Federal Laws and Resources
Parent information and advocacy resources: Family Support Services

Massachusetts

Andréa (Kupps) Coté, Coordinator of Digital Learning & Accessibility
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
tel: (781) 338-3256
fax: (781) 338-3195
acote@doe.mass.edu

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.doe.mass.edu/odl/
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MA Special Education IDEA and NIMAS
Parent information and advocacy resources: MA Special Education Parent Information

Michigan

Jeff Diedrich, Director
Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports
6500 Centurion Drive #220
Lansing, MI 48917
tel: (517) 908-390
jeff.diedrich@gmail.com

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: MiTS AIM-NIMAS
AEM-related state laws and regulations: AIM-NIMAS Information
Parent information and advocacy resources: Michigan Alliance for Families

Minnesota

Joan Breslin-Larson, Supervisor, Special Education Policy
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN
tel: (651) 582-1599
joan.breslin-larson@state.mn.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: MN AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MN Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: Pacer Center

Mississippi

Susan M. Davis, Division Director, Parent Outreach
Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Special Education
359 North West Street #301
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
tel: (601) 359-3498
fax: (601) 359-1829
sdavis@mde.k12.ms.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MS State Policies
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Missouri

John Effinger
Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
tel: (816) 655-6700
john.effinger@att.net

Marty Exline, Director
Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
tel: (816) 655-6700
marty.exline@att.net

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: MO AT AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MO State Plan for SPED
Parent information and advocacy resources: Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)

Montana

Donna E. Sorensen, Superintendent
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind
3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405
tel: (406) 771-6001
cell: (503) 409-5576
videophone: (406) 760-1068
dsorensen@msdb.mt.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MT State Plan
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Nebraska

Teresa Coonts, Education Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
6949 110th Street
Omaha, NE 68128
tel: (402) 595-1810
teresa.coonts@nebraska.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Special Education Regulations and Policies
Parent information and advocacy resources: NCECBVI

Nevada

Liz Isaacs, Project Coordinator
Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project
P.O. Box 603
Carson City, NV 89702
tel: (775) 283-2315
nsetap@aol.com

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Special Education Resources
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

New Hampshire

Mary T. Lane, Special Education Consultant
Bureau of Special Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
tel: (603) 271-3740
Mary.Lane@doe.nh.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: NH NIMAS
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: Parent Information Center of NH

New Jersey

Perkie Cannon, County Supervisor of Child Study
New Jersey Department of Education
27 Warren Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
tel: (908) 541-5700
perkie.cannon@doe.state.nj.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: NIMAC/NIMAS
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

New Mexico

Charlene Marcotte, Education Administrator
New Mexico Public Education Department
Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 827-1461
charlene.marcotte@state.nm.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: Publisher FAQ
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Statutes and Rules
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

New York

Sophie McDermott, Associate
P-12 Office of Special Education
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234
tel: (518) 486-7462
Sophie.McDermott@nysed.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: NY AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Regulations of the Commissioner of Education
Parent information and advocacy resources: New York State Special Education Parent Centers

North Carolina

William Tubilleja, Vision Impairment Education Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
tel: (919) 807-3988
fax: (888) 505-6572
william.tubilleja@dpi.nc.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption State
AEM-related information: NC Advisory Panel 2006/7 Report
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

North Dakota

Lynn Dodge, Regional Coordinator
Department of Public Instruction, Special Education
600 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
tel: (701) 328-2277
ldodge@nd.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: NIMAS brochure
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Ohio

Bonnie S. Nelson, Education Program Specialist
Office for Exceptional Children
Supports & Services for Diverse Learners
25 South Front Street, MS-409
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
tel: (614) 752-1245
tel: (877) 644-6338
Bonnie.Nelson@education.ohio.gov

Paula Mauro, Project Director, NIMAS Coordinator
Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials
5220 N. High Street
Columbus OH 43214
tel: (614) 644-8465
fax: (614) 644-8254
pmauro@cisamoh.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: CISAM-NIMAS
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Ohio Revised Code 3329.01
Parent information and advocacy resources: OCECD

Oklahoma

Todd P. Loftin, Executive Director Assessment/Instruction
Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 510
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
tel: (405) 522-3237
Todd.Loftin@sde.ok.gov

Timmie Spangler, Director of Library/Media and Textbooks
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Office of Instruction
2500 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
tel: (405) 521-3456
timmie.spangler@sde.ok.gov

Linda Jaco, Director of Sponsored Programs
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Department of Wellness
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
tel: (405) 744-9864
tty: (800) 257-1705
fax: (405) 744-2487
linda.jaco@okstate.edu

Brenda Dawes, Program Manager
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Department of Wellness
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
tel: (405) 744-5170
fax: (405) 744-2487
brenda.dawes@okstate.edu

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: AIM Center at OLBPH; Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Assistive Technology Act Program
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Oklahoma's Special Education Handbook OK Department of Education AEM Resources
Parent information and advocacy resources: Oklahoma Parents Center

Oregon

Melissa Glover, Education Specialist, Regional Programs
Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310
tel: (503) 947-5811
fax: (503) 378-5156
melissa.glover@state.or.us

Nancy Jo Vogel, Coordinator
Douglas ESD Sp. Ed. Services
OTAP
1871 NE Stephens
Roseburg, OR 97470
tel: (541) 957-4834
fax: (541) 957-4808
nancyjo.vogel@douglasesd.k12.or.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: OR-AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Oregon Administrative Rules
Parent information and advocacy resources: Oregon Parental Information and Resource Center

Palau

NOTE: Due to their status as an independent country not covered under U.S. copyright law, Palau cannot coordinate with the NIMAC (nor therefore adopt the NIMAS in full) due to international copyright law.

Pennsylvania

Doug Williams, Educational Consultant
PaTTAN Harrisburg
6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
tel: (717) 901-2224
tel: 1 (800) 360-7282 (toll free in PA only)
dwilliams@pattan.net

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: PA-AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: AIM FAQ
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Puerto Rico

Norma Sánchez Colón, Associate Secretary of Special Education
Cesar Gonzalez Street, Floor 9
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-0759
tel: (787) 759-2000 ext. 2283
fax: (787) 759-6346
sanchez_n@de.gobierno.pr

Acquisition approach: Adoption territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Rhode Island

Jayne Rabideau, Program Coordinator
Rhode Island Materials Access Center
@ TechACCESS of Rhode Island
110 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite I
Warwick, RI 02888
tel: (401) 463-0202
fax: (401) 463-3433
jayner@techaccess-ri.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: http://www.techaccess-ri.org/rimac/
AEM-related state laws and regulations: RI Board of Regents Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: Rhode Island Parent Information Network

South Carolina

Jill N. Ischinger, Program Manager
SC Instructional Resource Center
SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC  29302
tel: (864) 577-7731
fax: (864) 577-7742
jischinger@scsdb.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

South Dakota

Dorothy M. Liegl, Interim Director
South Dakota Braille & Talking Book Library
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2294
tel: (605) 773-5051
Dorothy.Liegl@state.sd.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: SD SPED NIMAS Memo
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Tennessee

Carol Lewis, Director, Tennessee Braille Production Center
Tennessee School for the Blind
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
tel: (615) 231-7412
fax: (615) 231-7408
Carol.Lewis@tsbtigers.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Texas

Brent Pitt, Manager
Division of Federal and State Education Policy
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
tel: (512) 463-9414
brent.pitt@tea.texas.gov

Debbie Gonzales, Accessible Instructional Materials Coordinator
Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
tel: (512) 463-9601
fax: (512) 475-3612
debbie.gonzales@tea.texas.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: TEA AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: TEA IMET Division
Parent information and advocacy resources: Partners Resource Network; Texas Project First

Utah

Crystal Thomas, Education Specialist, State Coordinator for NIMAS/NIMAC
Utah State Office of Education
Department of Special Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
tel: (801) 538-7589
crystal.thomas@schools.utah.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: USIMAC
AEM-related state laws and regulations: USOE-SARS-NIMAS
Parent information and advocacy resources: Utah Parent Center

Vermont

Michael Ferguson, Special Education Consultant BEST Team
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620
tel: (802) 828-5110
Michael.Ferguson@state.vt.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: UVM-AT-AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: AIM Rules and Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: Resources and VT Forms

Virginia

Wanda B. Council, Ed.S., Education Specialist
Office of Special Education Instructional Services
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
tel: (804) 371-4059
fax: (804) 371-8796
Wanda.Council@doe.virginia.gov

Michael M. Behrmann, Ed.D., Kellar Professor of Special Education
George Mason University
4400 University Drive (MS 1F2)
Fairfax, VA 22030
tel: (703) 993-2051
fax: (703) 993-3681
mbehrman@gmu.edu

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: AIM VA
AEM-related state laws and regulations: VDOE supports Section 300.172, Final Regulations of IDEA 2004
Parent information and advocacy resources: VDOE Special Education

Washington

Jennifer Fenton, Director
Washington State School for the Blind
Ogden Resource Center
2310 E. 13 th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
tel: (360) 947-3340
fax: (360) 737-2120
jennifer.fenton@wssb.wa.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: SPED Resource Library
AEM-related state laws and regulations: NIMAS/NIMAC Flowchart
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

West Virginia

Valerie Wilson, Instructional Technology Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Technology Integration and Support
Building 6, Room 825
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV  25305
tel: (304) 558-7880
vwilson@k12.wv.us

Annette Carey, Low Incidence Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs
Building 6, Room 717
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
tel: (304) 558-2696
fax: (304) 558-3741
videophone: (304) 908-5415
acarey@k12.wv.us

Betsy Peterson, Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of School Improvement
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
tel: (304) 558-2696 ext. 53272
bpeterso@k12.wv.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: AIM-WV
AEM-related state laws and regulations: N/A
Parent information and advocacy resources: PERC Project Overview

Wisconsin

Stacy Grandt, Outreach Director
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville, WI  53546
tel: (608) 758-6145 (local)
tel: (866) 284-1107 ext. 2 (toll free)
fax: (608) 758-6169
Stacy.Grandt@wcbvi.k12.wi.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: NIMAC and NIMAS
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Guidance for Districts
Parent information and advocacy resources: WI FACETS

Wyoming

Leslie Bechtel-Van Orman, Consultant for Services for the Visually Impaired
Wyoming Department of Education
320 West Main
Riverton, WY 82501-3450
tel: (307) 856-5652
leslie.vanorman@wyo.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: WY AEM Clearing house
AEM-related state laws and regulations: N/A
Parent information and advocacy resources: WY PIC