What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Assistive Technology refers to any item used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Mesa Public Schools
The Assistive Technology Department works directly with site-based teams to facilitate and improve access to learning opportunities and materials through implementation of AT strategies and tools. Collaboration with teams can focus on classrooms or programs as a whole, or individual students with an IEP or 504 plan. This might include observation in students' typical learning 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.
In addition, we can provide individual and group training on specific hardware and software, as well as general strategies for using assistive technology in the classroom. We work closely with the Special Education Instructional Materials Center (IMC) in acquiring, tracking, and maintaining assistive technology for loan to students and teachers.
Use the links to the right for more information on how to begin collaboration with our AT Specialists, learn about procedures for documenting AT in an IEP, or learn more about district-adopted resources and free tools.