In accordance with Federal and State guidelines, DISD provides a comprehensive and integrative approach to assistive technology. Assistive technology devices and services are offered to support a student with a disability in the acquisition of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
- Goals: To increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of students with disabilities in their education setting.
- Process: The ARD committee determines whether or not AT devices and services are necessary for the student to work toward mastery of the goals and objectives in the student’s IEP.
“Assistive technology device” means 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. “Assistive technology service” means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
The quotes are from section 300.5 and 300.6 Chapter III code of Federal Regulations.
Lead Contact: Christina Dominy