ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) is available to help individuals with many types of disabilities in a variety of areas of need:
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
Assistive Technology Center
New Jersey’s Online Resource for Information and Equipment
Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)
Disability Rights New Jersey
The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)
Family Support Center of New Jersey
What is Assistive Technology?
The New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology
The Parent Hub - Center for Parent Information and Resources
Considering Assistive Technology
Rutgers University – Office of Disability Services
State of New Jersey – Department of Human Services
Commission for the Blind and Visually Disabled
TCNJ – The College of New Jersey
Center for Assistive Technology & Inclusive Education Studies
How the IEP Team Decides on Assistive Technology
WATI Assistive Technology Assessment Package
WATI Assistive Technology Checklist