Assistive Technology

assistive tech

Assistive Technology is
...any item, piece of equipment, or products system whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities - Public Law 105-17, Section 602(1)

Assistive Technology
must be considered at every ARD. 34 CFR §300,346(a)(2)(v) - The IEP Team also shall...(v) Consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.

Assistive Technology devices and/or services
must be made available if required as part of a child's special education, as a related service, or as supplementary aids and services - 34 CFR§§3005.6 and 19 TAC §89.1050

ESC Region 13's Assistive Technology Department provides

  • Best practice information regarding assistive technology to Region 13 clients.
  • Region 13 clients trial periods with state of the art equipment and software through the Assistive Technology Preview Center.