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I was recently at an IEP meeting where the main topic was AT or Assistive Technology. The district is part of an educational cooperative in the Chicago area (LADSE). While the district has lots to learn about AT the intake form is a useful, albeit general, guidance for the types of technologies that are commonly in use in school districts. Too often when the subject of AT comes up I get a lot of blank stares or excuses based upon lack of educational relevance. This form could be one basis to educate school personnel about the types of AT in use, and rebut the latter ill-informed justification. Here is the form in pdf format Download 2755_0001