Illinois recently changed legislation pertaining to assistive technology. This presentation will provide participants with a clear, legal, definition of assistive technology, and assistive technology consideration in the IEP process. Furthermore, information will be provided as where to document assistive technology devices and services within the IEP once it is deemed appropriate for a student. Resources will be provided to assist IEP teams with compliance for AT consideration, documentation and new legislation. Finally, a continuum of light to high technology tools for reading and writing will be demonstrated. OUTCOMES Participants will be able to:
• Understand the law as it pertains to assistive technology and assistive technology consideration.
• Know how to appropriately consider assistive technology for students.
• To list 3 assistive technology tools