Assistive Technology is defined as: "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 functional capabilities of children with disabilities."[Authority: 20 U.S.C. Chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)]
CESA #4 Assistive Technology Services are intended to help school districts develop teams of professionals knowledgeable in all areas of assistive technology. The CESA #4 Assistive Technology Consultant is available to provide awareness, knowledge, and mastery level trainings on a wide variety of topics, including assessing students’ needs for assistive technology, writing assistive technology into the district technology plan, and writing assistive technology in the IEP. Technical assistance is also available on hardware devices and software programs.
AT Support Services
This service provides individual and/or inservice training, consultation, resources, and ongoing support to local school districts in evaluating and the development of programming for students with assistive technology needs. Training and support is also available to district staff for implementation needs of assistive technology into district technology plans. Included with this service, is access to the Assistive Technology Lending Library, which now contains over 200 items. This Lending Library provides districts with the opportunity for a five-week loan period for the purpose of assessment and/or trial use of hardware, software, devices, and materials for a wide variety of students.
For more information contact:
Director of Itinerant Services
(608) 786-4853; Toll Free 1-800-514-3075
Fax: (608) 786-4801
To Be Named
(608) 786-4832; Toll Free (800) 514-3075