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Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology?

AT includes any kind of equipment, tool or device that a person with a disability uses to:

  • Make everyday living easier
  • Be more independent

AT enables children with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life
at home, school, and in their community.

What is an Assistive Technology Device?
Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.  (IDEA 2004)

Below is a collection of resources about Assistive Technology for parents, students, families, educators and other professionals.  If you need additional or individual assistance or simply have a question, contact us.  If you know of a great resource we have not included, please let us know.

  • Assessing Students Needs
    NOTE:  This is a large manual with more than 500 pages of GREAT Information!  It is produced by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Intiative

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M140025.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Julia Martin Eile.

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