What does the Assistive Technology (AT) Team Do?
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the team that develops an Individual Education Program (IEP) for a child must consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.
The Chippewa Falls School District has an Assistive Technology Team consisting of teachers, service providers, and administration to consider the process involved in determining whether a device or service will be necessary.
The AT Team provides for review of student referrals; student AT assessment; teacher, student and parent training of devices; and product and methodology research. They meet monthly to review referrals and plan assessments. They attend regional, state and national conferences on assistive technology.
The AT Team also provides information, training and resources to teachers, parents and service providers regarding all students who are struggling to successfully access the text and curriculum in general education classrooms. Many students can benefit from AT even if they do not receive special education programming.
Assistive technology device: “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities”
300.5 (Authority: 20 U.S.C. chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)
CFAUSD AT Team members:
Claudia Dempsey, Pupil Services Center
Sarah Radcliffe, Middle School
Megan Hedtke, Pupil Services Center
Cara Schueller, Korger-Chestnut
Vicki Johnson, Korger-Chestnut
Laura Burger, Southview
Deb Delyea, Southview
Sara Thacker, Hillcrest
Amanda Bjornson, High School
For team member contact information, please use the Staff directory from the left side menu.
CFSD staff can find a copy of our Referral form on the district share drive at: I:SpecEdAssistive TechnologyAT Forms
Team member access to the Assistive Technology Team Wiki