What is Assistive Technology? 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 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 or 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.
How can assistive technology help my child? Assistive technology can help children with disabilities be independent within their limitations and participate in social, academic, community, and vocational activities. AT can assist in the areas of:
independent living such as eating, dressing, recreation and leisure, home living (cooking, cleaning, etc.)
vision and hearing
reading and writing
For more information, contact
, Consultant, SERC at (860) 632-1485 ext.319
It is the policy of the State Education Resource Center (SERC) that no person shall be discriminated against or excluded from participation in any SERC programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, intellectual disability, physical disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Inquiries regarding SERC's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Alfred P. Bruno, SERC Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org