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ᴀʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴅᴜᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ꜰɪᴇʟᴅ? YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASSꞮSTꞮVE TECHNOLOGY.

𝐼𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝐿𝒶𝓌.





🔵🔵 Working as a special education advocate and certified dyslexia specialist offers insight into how services are delivered to students with SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES like dyslexia.



🔵🔵 ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱꜱɪꜱᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴᴏʟᴏɢʏ ᴀᴄᴛ ʜᴀꜱ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴜᴘᴅᴀᴛᴇᴅ,


🔵 🔵 ʙᴜᴛ ꜱᴄʜᴏᴏʟꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴛᴀꜰꜰ ᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴᴀᴡᴀʀᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴀꜱꜱɪꜱᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴᴏʟᴏɢʏ.



🔵🔵 ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴꜰᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ɪꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ᴍᴀᴋɪɴɢ ɪᴛꜱ ᴡᴀʏ ɪɴᴛᴏ ꜱᴄʜᴏᴏʟꜱ ᴛᴏ ʜᴇʟᴘ ꜱᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛꜱ ᴡʜᴏ ʟᴇᴀʀɴ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛʏ



🔵🔵 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗘𝗣 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.



🔶🔶 Still, it is often skipped over because parents and school district staff are unaware of or do not want to promote the capabilities that help students' functional performance with reading, writing, and spelling in the classroom.



🔴🔴 The 21st Century Assistive Technology Act (AT Act) is a bipartisan law that helps people with disabilities access and learn about assistive technology devices and services.



🔴🔴 ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀᴡ, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴡᴇɴᴛ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴇꜰꜰᴇᴄᴛ ɪɴ ᴊᴜɴᴇ 2023, aims to improve the availability, funding, and access to assistive technology for people with disabilities of all ages.



🔴🔴Assistive technology is any device, system, or piece of equipment that helps people with disabilities improve their ability level in daily life, transportation, employment, and the educational setting.



🔴🔴This technology can be handmade, store-bought, a modified item, or a specially designed device.



🔴🔴Who Gets Section 4 Assistive Technology Act Funding?



🔴🔴Under Section 4 of the Assistive Technology (AT) Act of 2004, formula grant funding is provided to all 50 states, four US territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.



🔴🔴These 56 grantees are required to carry out a continuum of specified State-Level and State Leadership activities that promote the ability of people with disabilities to know about, have access to, and ultimately be better able to obtain assistive technology (AT).


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