Assistive Technology is a generic term that refers to "...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 functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." 20 S.S.C., Chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)
AT promotes greater independence for students with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing. AT may be as simple as a pencil grip or as complex as a laptop computer or specialized software.
Contact your child's case manager or school's administrators for information on AT services for your child.
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