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Alabama

Caitlin Cox, Director, AIRCB
Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind
705 South Street E
Talladega, AL 35160
Tel: (256) 761-3237
cox.caitlin@aidb.org
http://www.aidb.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind
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: The Alabama Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (AAPVI)

Alaska

Colleen Shivers, Education Specialist II
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
P.O. Box 110500    
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Tel: (907) 465-8705
Fax: (907) 465-2806
colleen.shivers@alaska.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: The Alaska Center for Accessible Media 
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: The Alaska Center for Accessible Media 

American Samoa

Herbert Boat, Jr., Assistant Director: SPE
American Samoa Department of Education
P.O. Box 237
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Tel: (684) 782-6097 or (684) 733-1929
herbert.boat@doa.as

No SEA-related information is provided at this time.

Arizona

Aaron Day, Program Project Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin #24
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-3855
aaron.day@azed.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Accessible Educational Materials
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Arizona Revised Statutes
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Arkansas

Matt Sewell, State Director for Special Education 
Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit
1401 West Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Tel: (501) 682-4221
Fax: (501) 682-5159
matt.sewell@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: Adoption state
AEM-related information: Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit 
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Policy and Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

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

Grant Leung, Information Technology Associate
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA  95814
Tel: (916) 323-4735
 gleung@cde.ca.gov

Acquisition approach: K-8 Adoption state, 9-12 Open territory
AEM-related information: CA Dept. of Ed. Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology
AEM-related state laws and regulations: CA Dept. of Ed. Laws, Regulations, & Policies  
Parent information and advocacy resources: CA Dept. of Ed. Family Involvement & Partnerships  

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: CO Department of Education - NIMAS/NIMAC 
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

Lizelle Amirez, Special Education Itinerant Specialist
CNMI Public School System
P.O. Box 501370
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
Tel: (670) 322-4545
lizelle.amirez@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: SERC Accessible Educational MaterialsConnecticut’s Assistive Technology Resource Hub
AEM-related state laws and regulations: CSDE supports Section 300.172, Final Regulations of IDEA 2004.
Parent information and advocacy resources: Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (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: AIM Delaware
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Nicole Weiler, Program Manager
Special Education Branch 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Headquarters
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
Tel: (571) 372-8588
DSN: (312) 372-8588
Fax: (571) 372-7801
Nicolas.Weiler@dodea.edu

District of Columbia

Angela Awonaike, Response to Intervention Specialist
Division of Teaching and Learning
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Government of the District of Columbia
1050 First Street NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 481-3870
Angela.Awonaike@dc.gov 

Karen Morgan-Donaldson, IDEA Monitoring and Compliance Manager
OSSE District of Columbia
1050 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 724-7803
karen.morgan-donaldson@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

Christina Whitfield, Educational Program Director
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Tel: (850) 245-5059
christina.whitfield@fldoe.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: FL Department of Education Exceptional Student Education  
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Section 1003.55Section 1006.29Section 1006.38
Parent information and advocacy resources: unavailable

Georgia

Paula E. Gumpman, Program Specialist for the 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: (678) 340-8118
Fax: (404) 651-6457
pgumpman@doe.k12.ga.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Georgia Department of Education AEM Resources  
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Georgia Department of Education Rules
Parent information and advocacy resources: Georgia Parent Mentor PartnershipInformation for Parents - GaDOEParent to Parent of Georgia

Guam

Thomas Babauta, Assistant Superintendent Special Education
Guam Department of Education
501 Mariner Road
Barrigada, GU 96913
Tel: (671) 777-7732
tcbabauta@gdoe.net 

No SEA-related information is provided at this time.

Hawaii

Jamia Green,  Administrator
Special Needs Section 
State of Hawaii Department of Education
475 22nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI  96816
Tel: (808) 305-9806
jamia.green@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

Chrystal Allen, Program Specialist – Content and Curriculum
Idaho State Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise ID 83720
Tel: (208) 332-6949
callen@sde.idaho.gov

Summer Cook, Curricular Materials Program Specialist
Idaho State Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise ID 83720
Tel: (208) 332-6949
scook@sde.idaho.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: Idaho Training Clearinghouse Accessible Education Materials
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Idaho Statute 33-118
Parent information and advocacy resources: Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL)

Illinois

Lori Clampitt, Principal Consultant
Special Education Department
Illinois State Board of Education
555 W. Monroe Street, Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Tel: (217) 782-5589
lclampit@isbe.net

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
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
1200 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201
Tel: (574) 214-7065
dmcnulty@patinsproject.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: ICAM (Indiana Center for Accessible Materials) 
AEM-related state laws and regulations: ICAM General Information
Parent information and advocacy resources: PATINS Family Resources

Iowa

Joy Lyons, DE Contractor
Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0416
Tel: (515) 281-3500
iaaem@iowa.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: See Iowa's Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) page.
AEM-related state laws and regulations: See Iowa's Legal Requirements page.
Parent information and advocacy resources: See Iowa's Family and Educator Partnership (FEP) page.

Kansas

Toni Harrell, Director
Kansas Instructional Resource Center
Kansas State School for the Deaf and the Blind
1100 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS  66102-4411
tharrell@kssdb.org
Tel: (913) 305-3071

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: State and Federal Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: Kansas Parent Information Resource Center  

Kentucky

Gretta Hylton, Director, Associate Commissioner, State Director of Special Education
Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL)
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Boulevard, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-4970, ext. 4109
Fax: (502) 564-6470
Gretta.Hylton@education.ky.gov

Stacy Liguori, Academic Program Consultant
Division of IDEA Implementation
Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL)
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Boulevard, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564-4970, ext. 4525
Fax: (502) 564-6470
stacy.liguori@education.ky.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: 
AEM-related state laws and regulations: KRS 156.027704 KAR 3:455
Parent information and advocacy resources: Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KYSPIN)

Louisiana

Allison Oliver, Director of Special Projects
Louisiana Department of Education
201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: (225) 342-0140 
Allison.oliver@la.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: Accessible Educational Materials
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Title 28 Part XLIII. Bulletin 1706
Parent information and advocacy resources: Louisiana Parent Training & Information CenterPyramid Community Parent Resource Center

Maine

Jessi Wright, Program Director
Maine CITE (Community Inclusion through TEchnology)
University College
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207) 621-3195 
jwright@mainecite.org

No SEA-related information is provided at this time.

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

Sally Shreck, Specialized Media Coordinator/MIRC Manager
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 444-5000 ext. 1372
sallys@mdschblind.org

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: The Equivalent and Nonvisual Access Accountability Act for K-12 Education
Parent information and advocacy resources: Family Support Services

Massachusetts

Carrie Brasier, Director
Massachusetts Accessible Instructional Materials Library
3 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781) 562-0461
Cell: (781) 540-4418 
Fax: (781) 562-0463
carrie.brasier@mass.gov

Barbara Zbyszewski, Registration Coordinator
Cell: (781) 540-4432
barbara.zbyszewski@mass.gov

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Assistive Technology & Accessibility
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
Alt + Shift
15250 Center Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Tel: (517) 908-3930
Cell: (517) 488-5489
jeff.diedrich@gmail.com

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

Minnesota

Kursten Dubbels, Assistive Technology Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN
Tel: (651) 582-8562
kursten.dubbels@state.mn.us

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Accessible Educational Materials (MN DOE)
AEM-related state laws and regulations: MN Regulations
Parent information and advocacy resources: Pacer Center

Mississippi

Armerita Tell, Bureau Director
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
atell@mde.k12.ms.us

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

Missouri

David Baker, Director
Missouri Assistive Technology (MO-AT)
1501 NW Jefferson
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Tel: (816) 655-6707
dbaker@mo-at.org

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

Carol Clayton-Bye, Ex Officio Trustee/Outreach Director
Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405
Tel: (406) 771-6000
Videophone: (406) 403-1322
cclayton-bye@msdb.k12.mt.us

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

Nebraska

Amy Rhone, Administrator/State Director
Nebraska Department of Education
Office of Special Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE  68509-4987
Tel: (531) 207-9978
amy.rhone@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

Felicia Rutledge, Ph.D., Project Director
Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
William J. Raggio, Mailstop: 0285
Tel: (775) 784-4921
nsetap@unr.edu
Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project (NSETAP)

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

New Hampshire

Mary T. Lane, Special Education Consultant
Bureau of Special Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
25 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
Tel: (603) 271-3740
Mary.T.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

Amanda Philp, Education Program Development Specialist
NJ Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08632
Tel: (609) 376-3988
Amanda.Philp@doe.nj.gov

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

New Mexico

Lorie Pacheco, Education Administrator
New Mexico Public Education Department
Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 372-9509
Lorie.Pacheco@ped.nm.gov

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

New York

Joanne LaCrosse, Director of Special Education Services
P-12 Office of Special Education
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Tel: (518) 473-4818
joanne.lacrosse@nysed.gov 

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: NYSED.gov
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Regulations of the Commissioner of Education
Parent information and advocacy resources: Early Childhood and School-age Family and Community Engagement Centers

North Carolina

Crystal Patrick, Education Consultant, EC Division
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356
Tel: (984) 236-2617
crystal.patrick@dpi.nc.gov 

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

North Dakota

Michelle Woodcock, Special Education Regional Coordinator
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 
600 E Boulevard Avenue 
Bismarck, ND 58505
Tel: (701) 328-2633
mwoodcock@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

Stacy Springer, AT & AEM Center Program Director
OCALI
470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214
Tel: (614) 410-0736
stacy_springer@ocali.org 

Sarah Buoni, Education Program Specialist, Low Incidence Consultant    
Ohio Department of Education - Office for Exceptional Children
25 S. Front Street
MS 409
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 752-1245
Sarah.Buoni@education.ohio.gov

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

Oklahoma

Allyson Robinson, Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Department of Wellness
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: (405) 744-4608
TTY: (800) 257-1705
Fax: (405) 744-2487
allyson.robinson@okstate.edu
 
Joshua Hawkins, Program Manager
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: (405) 744-7609
TTY: (800) 257-1705
Fax: (405) 744-2487
joshua.hawkins@okstate.edu

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: AIM Center at OLBPHOklahoma 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

Georgeann Harty, Low Incidence Disability Specialist
Office of Enhancing Student Opportunities
Oregon Department of Education 
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
Tel: (541) 425-0496
Fax: (503) 378-5156
georgeann.harty@ode.oregon.gov  

Acquisition approach: Adoption state (list only)
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Oregon Department of Education
Parent information and advocacy resources: Parent Centers in Oregon

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

Gregory Gerhart, Educational Consultant
PaTTAN
6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112  
Tel: (717) 901-2223
GGerhart@pattan.net

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

Puerto Rico

Ana Leticia Díaz Meléndez, Coordinadora Programa Visión
Secretaría Asociada Educación Especial (SAEE), DEP
PO Box 190759, Calle Calaf
San Juan, PR 00919
Tel: (787) 773-6178
Cell: (787) 215-4692
diazma@de.pr.gov 

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

Rhode Island

Becky Jones, Accessible Educational Materials Coordinator
TechACCESS of RI
161 Comstock Parkway
Cranston, RI 02921
Tel: (401) 463-0202
Fax: (401) 463-3433
beckyj@techaccess-ri.org
rimac.library.site

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: TechACCESS of RI  
Parent information and advocacy resources: Rhode Island Parent Information Network

South Carolina

Marty R. McKenzie, Ed.S., Principal, Vision Outreach Services
Statewide Vision Consultant
101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 120
Columbia, SC  29210
Tel: (803) 896-9787
Fax: (803) 896-9848
mmckenzie@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

Susan (Kate) Kosior, Manager
Braille & Talking Book Library
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD  57501
Tel: (605) 773-5081
kate.kosior@state.sd.us

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

Tennessee

Allen Huang, Director of Accessible Instructional Materials and Outreach Services
Tennessee Resource Center for the Visually Impaired
Tennessee School for the Blind
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Tel: (615) 231-7317 
Allen.Huang@tsbtigers.org  

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: unavailable
AEM-related state laws and regulations: unavailable
Parent information and advocacy resources: TN Resource Center for the Visually Impaired, TN Disability Pathfinder, TN DOE Special Education, TN DOE Special Education Quick Guide on Rights & Responsibilities

Texas

Lea Ann Lee, State Instructional Materials Procurement Coordinator
District Operations, Technology, & Sustainability Supports
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue Room 3-110
Austin, TX 78701-1494
Tel: (512) 463-0693
LeaAnn.Lee@TEA.Texas.gov

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: TEA AIM
AEM-related state laws and regulations: TEA IMD
Parent information and advocacy resources: Partners Resource NetworkTexas Project First; Texas SPED Support

U.S. Virgin Islands

Renee Charleswell, Director
State Office of Special Education 
VI Department of Education
1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Tel: (340) 776-5802. x2255
Fax: (340) 777-1020
renee.charleswell@vide.vi

Utah

Armando Venegas, Director
Utah State Instructional Materials Access 
742 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84404
Tel: (801) 629-4731
armandov@usdb.org

Acquisition approach: Adoption state and open territory (The Utah State Board of Education keeps a list of approved textbooks. LEAs can choose from the approved list, or another textbook, provided the local school board approves.)
AEM-related information: USIMAC
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Special Education Accessibility
Parent information and advocacy resources: Utah Parent Center

Vermont

Ana Russo, Inclusion & Accessibility Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Education
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620
Tel: (802) 828-2569
ana.russo@vermont.gov   

Acquisition approach: Open territory
AEM-related information: Vermont Special Education
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Special Education State and Federal Laws and Requirements
Parent information and advocacy resources: Special Education Resources for Families

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

Marci Kinas Jerome, Principal Investigator, AIM-VA
The Kellar Institute
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel: (703) 993-8295
Fax: (703) 993-3681
mkinas@gmu.edu

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
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 Merry, Director
Washington State School for the Blind
Ogden Resource Center
2310 E. 13 th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
Tel: (360) 947-3340
jennifer.merry@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

Heather Waselchalk, M.S., CCC-SLP, Coordinator of Speech-Language Impairment, Assistive Technology, AEM, and OT/PT
Office of Special Education
WVDE Division of Federal Programs and Support
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Tel: (304) 558-2696
heather.waselchalk@k12.wv.us

Anna Mae Fout, WV AEM Program Specialist
mfout@k12.wv.us

Acquisition approach: Adoption state
AEM-related information: WV DOE Technical Assistance and Support
AEM-related state laws and regulations: Policy 2419
Parent information and advocacy resources: Family and Community Engagement

Wisconsin

Donna Hutson, Professional Resource Center Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
CESA 2, 1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI  52190
Tel: (262) 473-1449
donna.hutson@cesa2.org

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

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