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Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children With Disabilities Under the IDEA

The U.S. Department of Education’s Assistive Technology (AT) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) resource page can help guide parents and professionals who support children with disabilities who need AT devices and services for meaningful access and engagement in education. Information is available in English and Spanish.

The page also includes Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Devices and Services. The publication is designed to increase understanding of the IDEA’s AT requirements and:

  • Dispel common misconceptions regarding AT
  • Provide examples of the use of AT devices and services for children with disabilities
  • Highlight the different requirements under Part C and Part B of IDEA

You can also review Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Devices and Services in Spanish.