• Assistive Technology

    Assistive technology (AT) refers to items, equipment, and technology which help to maximize student’s strengths and help compensate for weaknesses caused by their disability.

    • Assistive Technology includes any service that directly assists a student with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

    • Assistive Technology ensures that a child with a disability receives a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) and to enables progress toward his/her educational goals.

    • Assistive Technology significantly contributes to a child’s independence, self-expression, and self-esteem.

    • All ARD/IEP Committees are required by federal regulation CFR 300.324(a)(2)(v) to consider the student's need for assistive technology (AT) devices and services in the development of the IEP.

    • AT devices can range from a simple pencil grip to a complex communication device.

    Helpful links:

    o    TEA

    o    Texas Project First

    o    Region 13