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What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is a group of tools that increase communication, learning, and independence for people with developmental disabilities. Assistive Technology products are used daily by people who have difficulty speaking, writing, seeing, hearing, and learning so they can perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

There are both low-tech (flip books, grabbers, adapted pens) and high-tech (tablets, computer software, mobility devices) options. As the field continues to develop, options have become more portable, more affordable, and more user-friendly.


Connie Jack, Supportive Technology Specialist
330-725-7751 ext. 243

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