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 Welcome Letter with Pre-Conference Details
 Session Evaluation
 Goal Setting Organizer

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Kirk Behnke

CAST
Director of Business & Partnership Development
Wakefield, MA

As Director of Business and Partnership Development for CAST, Kirk develops partnerships with school districts and other entities to support CAST's Professional Learning and technical assistance to national and international customers regarding Universal Design for Learning.


Previously, he held the title of Director of Technical Assistance for the National Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Center at CAST where he supported the delivery of universal, targeted and intensive technical assistance and learning opportunities regarding accessible educational materials and accessible technologies within the United States and abroad.


Kirk has held the Lead for the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) in addition to acting as a Senior Education Specialist for the Special Education Department at Region 4, Education Service Center in Houston, TX. He co-led state education committees to support the development of accessible educational materials acquisition and delivery for students in Texas, which is a national model.


He also helped to implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through various state leadership network functions to support the use of assistive technology, accessible technology, accessible instructional materials and educational technology in general.


Kirk holds a Master’s degree from Temple University in Education/Special Education, a credential as an Assistive Technology Professional from the Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) and a Certificate in Assistive Technology Applications from the University College of Dublin, Ireland.