Parent Technical Assistance Center

Week 1 – May 6th, 2021

Theme: Statewide Assistive Technology Program Directory

Statewide Assistive Technology Programs support individuals with disabilities, service providers and others learning about, accessing, and acquiring assistive technology (AT) needed for education, employment, and community living. Find your Statewide Assistive Technology Program here: https://www.at3center.net/stateprogram


Week 2 – May 13th, 2021

Theme: Assistive Technology in Education

What are some examples of assistive technology? This 3-minute video gives several examples of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology for use in the classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKWX8twpBEw


Week 3 – May 20th, 2021

Theme: Understanding Accessible Education Materials (AEM)

Ever wonder where accessible materials and assistive technology should be addressed in an IEP or 504 plan? This article details the student’s rights to timely access to AEMs (Accessible Educational Materials) as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504: https://aem.cast.org/binaries/content/assets/common/publications/aem/rig...


Week 4 – May 27th, 2021

Theme: Family Information Guide on Assistive Technology

How does assistive technology (AT) change when planning for transition? This in-depth guide offers an introduction to transition and assistive technology, laws governing accommodations and transition, a glossary of AT terms and additional resources:  https://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2014-10-20/family-information-guide...

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