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Assistive Technology

What is assistive technology( AT)?

The legal definition as written in the IDEA:

Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of children with disabilities. (29 U.S.C. Sec 2202(2))

Assistive technology services include assisting in the selection, acquisition, training, and maintenance of assistive technology devices for individuals with disabilities. 


Jessica Cortes
Assistive Technology Specialist