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    1. Assistive Technology in the Woodstock Public Schools Click to view next slide

    2. Introduction What Assistive Technology means for Woodstock Board of education, superintendent, principals, teachers, parents, children Special education

    3. The Law and Assistive Technology All 4 Acts of Law have the same definition of assistive technology. IDEA Rehab Act (Section 504) ADA Tech Act IDEA children get free,appropriate public education-must meet needs and prepare them for employment and independent living Section 504 requires that AT be made available to students with disabilities, who may not qualify for Special Education ADA public buildings to be accessible(ramps) and AT facilitated access. Tech Actmonies for schools who comply.IDEA children get free,appropriate public education-must meet needs and prepare them for employment and independent living Section 504 requires that AT be made available to students with disabilities, who may not qualify for Special Education ADA public buildings to be accessible(ramps) and AT facilitated access. Tech Actmonies for schools who comply.

    4. Under IDEA parents have the right to: Due Process Confidentiality Consent for evaluation and use of assistive technology Request an independent assistive technology evaluation

    5. Definition: Assistive technology 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.

    6. What Does It Really Mean ? Any device or tool that helps a student function more independently or successfully

    7. The 2 Parts of Assistive Technology AT Devices computer communication mobility daily living environmental control

    8. AT Basic Truths Assistive technology is more than computers Assistive technology can help ALL kids Decisions about assistive technology should start with low tech devices and only move to higher tech devices, if the low tech tools do not meet the students needs. AT devices are TOOLS not cures!

    9. The Assistive Technology Continuum LOW TECH Specialized pens, papers, markers, highlighters, color coding, post-it notes, NCR paper, slanted surfaces

    10. For students without disabilities, technology makes things easier

    11. AT Services

    12. Long Term Vision How will the AT benefit the child in the future? Which technology is temporary and which is permanent? How will current assistive technology match with future needs? How can we integrate all technology to benefit all children?

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    14. Thank you for you interest in Woodstock Schools AT information ?