Assistive Technology Consideration
With the re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1997, Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams are required to 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)?
(From the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
Section 300.5 Assistive technology device:
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.
Section 300.6 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