OPA: Assistive Technology (AT) in Action

Assistive Technology (AT) in Action

The Family Center on Technology and Disability is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies. Whether you're an organization, a parent, an educator, or an interested friend, we hope you'll find information that supports you in your efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.

The FCTD web site (
www.fctd.info) provides thousands of assistive and instructional technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to fact sheets, Power Point presentations, monthly newsletters, online discussion and summer institute transcripts, a database of more than 3,500 organizations, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of AT resources and more. Through the site users can also access FCTD Family Information Guides as well as resources in Spanish. We invite you to contact us at fctd@fhi360.org. We welcome feedback, new members and all who contribute to our growing knowledge base.

The Family Center on Technology and Disability operates entirely through program support from the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Family Center is managed by a partnership of organizations, including Adirondack Accessibility, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) and the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute. The partnership is led by FHI360. 

Videos - Assistive Technology in Action

In FCTD's newest AT in Action video, you'll meet Jean, an engaging 6th grader who uses assistive technology to support learning and having fun with friends and family.  Jean's mother and 6th grade teacher, Jacob Westman, provide interesting insights into Jean's technology use.   

The AT in Action video series is brought to you by the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) and PACER Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), this fully-captioned video series is designed to strengthen awareness of AT devices that help individuals with disabilities participate fully in school, at home, and in the community. We invite you to view and share this video with your colleagues and the families you serve.



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