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C.A.S.E. Assistive Technology Referral Process
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Technology for students with autism spectrum disorders
Using the SETT Framework
What is Assistive Technology?
The Federal Law known as public law 108-446, entitled the 'Improvement Act of 2004' or the 'Individulas with Disabilities Education Act' (IDEA) defines an
assistive technology device
as 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 a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of that device.
assistive technology services
as any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
What is the Assistive Technology (AT) Continuum?
Assistive Technology is a continuum of choices and supports. For example, a student may need a simple device such as a pencil grip or may need a more complex software solution to meet his needs. Assistive Technology reviews all of the options for tasks and considers a variety of tools.
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Onion AT Continuum (chart).pdf
AT Web Resources
Judith Sweeney's, Onion Mountain Technology, Inc. Website
Texas Assistive Technology Network
Georgia Project for Assistive Technology
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
Closing the Gap
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