ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) is available to help individuals with many types of disabilities in a variety of areas of need:

 

Communication

Executive Functioning

Listening

Note Taking

Math

Organization

Reading

Schedules

Speech

Time Management

Writing

 

If your child is of school age, you need to work with your Child Study Team to see if AT is an appropriate tool for your child.  If your child is older, there are resources available to you to help guide you through the process.  You will want to learn how to choose AT tools that are dependable and consistent.  Keep in mind your child’s abilities when making a choice, and remember to select AT that is tailored to your child's needs and abilities.  It is also important to choose AT that can be utilized in school as well as the home, if needed.  Staff and parent training are equally important… you need to make sure usage is consistent in order for it to be effective!

 

Below you will find some great resources for AT in New Jersey, as well as some national resources that were too good not to include in the list!

 

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute

Assistive Technology Go Bag

https://www.thearcfamilyinstitute.org/resources/asstive-technology.html


Assistive Technology Center

New Jersey’s Online Resource for Information and Equipment

https://www.assistivetechnologycenter.org/

 

Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)

https://www.ctdinstitute.org/

 

Disability Rights New Jersey

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)

http://www.drnj.org/atacprogram.htm

 

Family Support Center of New Jersey

What is Assistive Technology?

http://www.fscnj.org/transition-matters/assistive-technology/assistive-technology-2/

 

The New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

https://njcart.net/

 

The Parent Hub - Center for Parent Information and Resources

Considering Assistive Technology

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/considering-at/

 

Rutgers University – Office of Disability Services

Assistive Technology

https://ods.rutgers.edu/my-accommodations/assistive-technology

 

State of New Jersey – Department of Human Services

Commission for the Blind and Visually Disabled

Assistive Technology

https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/services/atech/

 

TCNJ – The College of New Jersey

Center for Assistive Technology & Inclusive Education Studies

https://caties.pages.tcnj.edu/

 

Understood

How the IEP Team Decides on Assistive Technology

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/assistive-technology/assistive-technologies-basics/at-a-glance-how-the-iep-team-decides-on-assistive-technology

 

WATI Assistive Technology Assessment Package

http://www.wati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/WATI-Assessment.pdf

 

WATI Assistive Technology Checklist

http://www.wati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Checklist-Form.pdf

 

Wrightslaw

Assistive Technology

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/atech.index.htm

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