These resources may offer a variety of information to assist IEP teams in supporting students' unique disability-related needs for assistive technology. Teams should work collaboratively to determine the appropriate support for individual student. Assistive technology supports can strengthen a student's access, engagement, and progress in general and special education curriculum across all environments.
Annual Assistive Technology Conference
Closing the Gap 2020 38th Annual Conference in Prior Lake, MN (October 28-30, 2020)
Organizations to Support Assistive Technology
- Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) in the Cloud (summer free conference)
Other Online Assistive Technology Resources
- prAACtical AAC blog
- Communication Matrix
- Tech Matrix
- Coalition for Assistive Technology in Oregon
- Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT)
- Connecticut Assistive Technology Guidelines
- United States Society of Alternative Augmentative Communication (USSAAC) This organization will replace devices for free during disasters, offer free webinars, and lots of other great services.
- The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with severe Disabilities (NJC) (affiliated with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
Virtual Education & Students With Disabilities Resource Guide: Supporting Student Success in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
This guide from RespectAbility is available for free on RespectAbility’s website. The guide covers critical topics such as virtual resources from a wide range of disability advocacy organizations, home-based programs for students of all ages, live synchronous learning opportunities, state-specific information for parents of students with disabilities and mental health resources.
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) ResourcesFor information on AEM go to the Wiscosnin DPI AEM webpage.