The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams consider assistive technology devices and services as a special factor in the development, review, and revision of IEPs for students with disabilities. This is done during the review of accommodations in our meetings.
What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
"Assistive technology device" means 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 a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device.
What is Assistive Technology Service?
"Assistive technology service" means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
Oak Park and River Forest High School provides assistive technology devices, training, and services.
Other AT Resources
Infinitec is the technology services of UCP Seguin, which provides information, training, and technical support for assistive technology. Provides statewide Assistive Technology training and technical assistance through ISBE at www.at4il.org/email-support or 833-428-0673.
Assistive Technology Project (IATP) is another ISBE funded resource
Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30