A Family Guide to Assistive Technology in Connecticut

This informational brochure introduces basic concepts of Assistive Technology in schools. Available in English and Spanish.    

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What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Assistive technology (AT) is anything that helps a child to perform a skill or participate in an activity. For example, AT can be anything from a simple device such as a wristwatch with larger numbers to something more complex such as a computer with specialized software.

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.

Additional Info

  • Resource Topic: Assistive Technology
  • Source: SERC
  • Year of Publication: 2012
  • Resource Type: Multimedia