Note to Presenter:

This presentation is intended for people who are or will be involved in assistive technology (AT) decision-making and implementation. The contents of this module focus on planning for the use of AT devices and services that “Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD)” Committees (IEP Teams) have determined to be needed for students with disabilities to participate in educational activities, work toward mastery of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, progress within the general education curriculum, and benefit from a free, appropriate public education (FAPE).
Although the principles of AT implementation included in this session are directly related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), the processes and strategies discussed are generally appropriate for AT implemented under other legislation, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The information and processes included in this module are not specific to the state of Texas and can be used with little or no change across the United States and beyond.

Note:  In Texas, the IEP team is referred to as the ARD Committee.

Before you begin:
Read through all the materials to become familiar with the structure and sequence of this module.

Print the handouts for participants from the TATN website including:
PowerPoint Note-Taking Guide
Participant Handout booklet
Legal References Related to Assistive Technology             page   2
Using the SETT Framework to Level the Learning Field for Students with Disabilities    page   4
Decision-Making Sequence                     page   8
Implementation Sequence                     page   9
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services             page 10
TIPS:  Texas Implementation Planning System Template           page 14
Demonstration Planning Form (TIPS Activity – William case study)

Slides most closely connected with handouts have a paper-like graphic in the upper left corner of the slide.

Supplement these materials with copies of operating guidelines, policies, or other documents that reflect the requirements and expectations in the customary environments of participants.