This series of modules is intended for...

For students with disabilities and their families, effective preparation for life after school requires careful planning, interagency collaboration and networking within the community. Transition under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guides the activities and processes by which Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams successfully move students from school environments and services to adult life and community based services. According to individual student needs, activities may include: instruction, employment, functional vocational evaluation, community experiences, activities of daily living and post-school activities.

If a student requires Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services to access their education, they are likely to require AT in areas of their life after high school. It's important to plan for the provision of devices, services and accommodations once public school supports and resources are no longer available. 

This module will examine various elements of Transition as they relate to the provision of AT devices and services.

You should be able to complete this training in approximately 45 minutes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand selected IDEA legal mandates for Transition and the implications for the provision of AT devices and services. 
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 different community resources for the provision of AT devices and services upon leaving public education.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 different resources to promote self-determination and self-advocacy as related to the provision and use of AT. 

The Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment Moodle course was designed to provide fundamental guiding information on the AT assessment process.

"The reauthorization of IDEA in 1997 (P.L. 105-17) added the mandate that each Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team consider each student's possible need for AT devices and services during the development of the IEP" (Zabala & Carl, 2005, p. 180). This mandate has improved the overall awareness of AT, but has also left school professionals with questions and concerns regarding AT assessment.

The procedures for considering AT and performing a comprehensive AT assessment seem to be an ever changing and evolving process. This training will describe best practices for AT assessments, the AT assessment team and a variety of protocols that are most commonly used for AT professionals.

You should be able to complete this training in approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the definition of AT devices and services.
  2. Participants will understand the role that assessment plays in AT abandonment.
  3. Participants will be able to identify members of the assessment team.
  4. Participants will be able to identify necessary components for a successful AT assessment.
  5. Participants will become familiar with a variety of assessment protocols.

The AT and the IEP Moodle course was designed to provide fundamental guiding information on the documentation of Assistive Technology (AT) within Individual Education Plans (IEP). Legal references appear regularly throughout the course in order to highlight the connections between documentation practices and the legal obligations of IDEA. The module also explores best practices in educational assistive technology and includes examples of documentation within each applicable section of the IEP.

Please note that Colorado educational administrative units are governed by local control. Refer to your Administrative Unit (AU) for specific IEP policies regarding documentation practices.

You should be able to complete this training in approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify 3 key areas for AT documentation on the IEP.
  2. Participants will understand documentation of AT on the IEP as it relates to the legal obligations of IDEA.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the consideration process and documentation of AT need.
  4. Participants will be able to effectively integrate AT as a tool into annual performance goals.
  5. Participants will be able to effectively document AT presentation and response accommodations.

The AT and the Law Moodle course was designed to provide fundamental guiding information on legal issues involved in AT use in schools. In order to provide students with disabilities AT devices and/or services, educators must be aware of the legal requirements related to the provision of AT.

This training is designed to provide you with basic knowledge about federal and state statutes and regulations related to the provision of AT devices and services to children with disabilities

You should be able to complete this training in approximately 1-1.5 hours. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the basic tenants of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  2. Participants will understand the definitions of FAPE & LRE.
  3. Participants will be able to identify supplementary aids and services for use in academic and non-academic settings.
  4. Participants will understand the basic tenants of Section 504 and how it applies to students with disabilities. 
  5. Participants will understand the basic tenants of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to students with disabilities.