PrAACtical News: AT and IDEA Updates from the US Department of Education
Although assistive technology and AAC have been included in US educational policy for decades, there hasn’t been a great deal of guidance for its implementation. Recently, at the ATIA 2024 Conference in Orlando, Glenna Wright-Gallo, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), discussed some of the most recent updates and resources.
You can view that recorded session, entitled Assistive Technology and IDEA: New Resources for Schools, Practitioners and Parents, below. Many thanks to ATIA for hosting and live-streaming this important session.
You can also access their most recent AT “Dear Colleague Letter“ and a technical assistance document addressing common misconceptions:(“Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services”).
You can also explore their AT and IDEA resource page.
Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Zxug5a7uw&ab_channel=ATIA
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Carole Zangari