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Category: Assistive Technology

Assistive Technologies

The need for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services is one of the special considerations that IEP teams MUST address in developing or reviewing the IEP. This specific resource offers information and resources to help make these decisions.

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Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

The Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning is designed to help families prepare for those times during which their child moves from one environment to another and from one developmental stage to another. The focus is on the role of assistive technology during those times.

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Assistive Technology in the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Appropriate assistive technology (AT) devices and services can allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The purpose of this brochure is to provide guidance to the special educators, related service providers, and parents as they develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) for students using assistive technology.

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How Participants in Community HealthChoices Can Access Assistive Technology

Most Pennsylvanians with disabilities and seniors who are eligible, or already receive, support services from the Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living, are transitioning into a new Medicaid managed care program called Community HealthChoices. Pennsylvanians who participate in the new Community HealthChoices (CHC) managed care program and need Assistive Technology (AT) will get the AT they need from the CHC plan in which they are enrolled. AT devices, however, may be covered by one or more source(s) of coverage and under one or more covered service(s). This may cause confusion for Participants and CHC – Managed Care Organizations (CHC-MCOs). This factsheet and appendix outline how different AT devices may be covered and, we hope, will help Participants advocate for getting the AT devices they need approved.

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Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Information for Parents and Caregivers

This resource is a collection of information from multiple sources including PaTTAN and the Department of Education, on what to know about Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and what parents and caregivers need to know to be prepared for their child's IEP meetings.

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Locator Device Grant

Families served under The Autism Society of Greater Harrisburg Area can apply for their Locator Grant for their family member with Autism. The Autism Society of Greater Harrisburg Area has been raising awareness about the dangers of wandering for an individual with Autism.

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Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

This website provides information about the services and supports available to individuals through the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing within the Department of Labor and Industry.

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Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

PEAT promotes employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. PEAT is the the only entity to bring together employers, technology providers, thought leaders, and technology users surrounding the topics of technology and employment.

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Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children Early Learning GPS

An individualized map where you can save resources and tips that you find will help your child develop and learn. You can use your child's map to compare to early learning programs objectives.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBIS seeks to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of schools and other agencies.

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