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New Assistive Technology Guidance for Educators and Parents 

Teachers and parents supporting children with disabilities can review a new comprehensive assistive technology guidance package from the Office of Special Education Programs.

New Assistive Technology Guidance Package 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently released a comprehensive guidance package supporting children with disabilities who need assistive technology (AT) devices and services for meaningful access and engagement in education. The release is packaged in two parts: 

Dear Colleague Letter

Read about the release of the guidance package in a joint Dear Colleague Letter on providing assistive technology devices and services for children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

AT Myths and Facts 

Read the guidance document dispelling common misconceptions regarding AT titled,Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services.  

Register for OSERS Webinar on February 14 

Want to learn more about the AT guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education? Leaders from OSEP and the Office of Education Technology will participate in the discussion, highlighting resources for students with disabilities and the practitioners, teachers, parents, and caregivers who educate and support them. 

  • Webinar: Boosting Student Success: Integrating Assistive Technology Across the Educational Life Span 
  • Date: February 14, 2024 
  • Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pacific Time/ 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time 
  • Register Now 

OSEP’s Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) will offer additional resources and technical assistance on the AT guidance over the coming months. Visit the CITES webpage for more information. 

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