The True AIM website is a resource for Iowa educators and parents to learn more about Accessible Learning Materials, which includes Accessible Educational and Instructional Materials (AEM/AIM).
In most schools, print- and digitally-based instructional materials, such as textbooks, websites and open educational resources, are a prime way of delivering curricular content. This delivery-method works fine for many learners. But for others – those who struggle to read because of physical, sensory, cognitive, language or learning differences – such materials do not provide an effective and efficient means of accessing content necessary to make growth toward grade-level standards.
These students may require access to alternate formats of materials in order to access the general education curriculum. Such access is guaranteed in federal statutes, such as IDEA and NCLB, as well as Iowa's Rules of Special Education.
Finding Information Within the True AIM webpages
About True AIM – Contains background explanations including "What is AIM?" and "Who is Responsible?".
Legal Requirements – Contains Federal Rules and sections of the Iowa Code regarding Special Education.
Establishing Student Need – Supports teams in how to consider whether a student requires AIM/AEM in order to be successful in accessing their content materials to make growth toward rigorous grade-level standards.
Acquisition – Explains how to acquire Accessible Learning Materials in Iowa.
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- Non-Copyright Exempt
Assistive Technology (AT) – Explains how AT and AIM work together; links to more AT information.
AIM Resources – Contains information for administrators, IEP teams, curriculum directors, and parents.
Frequently Asked Questions – Contains answers to a wide variety of questions on AIM and NIMAS; link to email additional questions of State AIM Coordinator.
National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials – Contains introduction to the extensive resources on the national AIM website; links to site.