Department of Innovative Learning

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is a device and/or service that is determined by an IEP team to be necessary to provide a student with educationally relevant and necessary access to a Free and Appropriate Education in a least restrictive environment.  The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), a federal law regarding special education, requires schools to consider a student’s possible need for assistive technology devices and services whenever an IEP is developed.   IDEA, SEC 602.1                       

The Office of Assistive Technology functions as a result of the collaboration between Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Innovative and Digital Learning. Federal guidelines (IDEA) provide a structure for considering and implementing a hierarchy of technology supports geared toward successful access to the curriculum for all students.


Students’ needs are assessed on a case by case basis upon request for support from the IEP or school team.  AT consideration is an ongoing and collaborative process between school team, AT staff and families.


Contact info:


Kama Dwyer, Team Leader

Jeanne Noorisa  Special Educator

Jan Kurtz, Occupation Therapist

Cathy Overtoom, SLP

Jennifer Langenberg, SLP

Heather Donatelli, SLP

Micki Conjura, Paraeducator

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