Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Getting Started: Exploring Assistive Technology With Your Teen or Young Adult

Technology can change the lives of students with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. When youth take an active role in choosing their own AT tools, they are more likely to find things that will work well for their individual needs. This new guide from the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) and PACER Center suggests steps families can take to involve their teens and young adults in the process of exploring assistive technology (AT). Self-advocacy, incorporating AT into an IEP or 504 plan, finding ways to try out different tools, and evaluating the impact of AT are discussed. Read more (pdf).

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