What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Assistive Technology refers to any item used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
In Mesa Public Schools
The Assistive Technology Department is available to provide individual consultation to assist in accessing curriculum for students receiving special education services. This might include observation in students' typical environment(s), consultation with other service providers, making specific recommendations for assistive technology supports, arranging access, development of customized AT interventions, and training students, staff, and parents.
We offer individual and group trainings, on specific hardware and software, as well as general strategies for using assistive technology in the classroom. We also assist the Special Education Instructional Materials Center (IMC) in acquiring, tracking, and maintaining assistive technology for loan to students and teachers.