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Mandates a free, appropriate public M d t f i t bli education (FAPE) for children and youth education (FAPE) for children and youth with disabilities.with disabilitiesProvides procedural safeguards to ensure that children/youth with disabilities receive the special education and related services which they require in order to benefit from their educational program. p g
Each public agency shall ensure that AT devices or Each public agency shall ensure that AT devices or h bl h ll h dAT services or both are made available to a child AT services or both are made available to a child with a disability if needed as part of the child’s with a disability if needed as part of the child s 1. special education (300.36) . spec a educat o (300.36) 2. related service (300.34) 3. or supplemental aids or services (300.38 and 300.114(a)(2)(ii)
Assistive technolog y consists of gy DEVICES and DEVICES and SERVICES that help h h l children with disabilities carr y out a u ct o a act ty functional activity in their environment.
“any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or custocustomized, that is used to increase, ed, t at s used to c ease,maintain, or improve functional capab t es o a c d t a d sab ty.capabilities of a child with a disability.”
“any service that directly assists a child with a disability in i hild i h di bili i the selection, acquisition, or usethe selection, acquisition, or use qof an assistive technology device.”
evaluation of technology needspurchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for acquisition of AT devices, i ii f dselecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or adapting applying maintaining repairing or replacing devices, coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or g g pservices with AT devices, training or technical assistance for child, and/or family , and/or family members training or technical assistance for professionalsinvolved in the major life functions of the child
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the g gpractice of embedding flexible strategies into the curriculum during the planning process so that curriculum during the planning process so that i l d i h l i h ALL students can access a variety of learning ALL students can access a variety of learning solutions. solutions.
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Meet Adequate Yearly Progress Meet Adequate Yearly Progress (For all students!)A rubric for purchasing/implementation decisions What technology to buy Online subscriptions Hardware Software Textbooks with multiple formats Construction plans & modifications to existing structuresFramework for professional development
How do you address Assistive Technology?Would a Universal Design for Learning Team work in your district?H How would it work/look in your district?How would it work/look in your district? ld i k/l k i di iShare one action item
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