The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies. Whether you're an organization, a parent, an educator, or an interested friend, we hope you'll find information that supports you in your efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.
The FCTD web site (www.fctd.info) provides thousands of assistive and instructional technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to fact sheets, Power Point presentations, monthly newsletters, online discussion and summer institute transcripts, a database of more than 3,500 organizations, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of AT resources and more. Through the site users can also access FCTD Family Information Guides as well as resources in Spanish. We invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome feedback, new members and all who contribute to our growing knowledge base.
Family Guides - Here you'll find our Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and our recently released Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning. Both guides include valuable information on AT-related laws and advice for family members, educators, and practitioners. Both include an illustrated glossary and a resource section with links. Both guides are available n both HTML and PDF formats and the Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology is available in Spanish.
AT Fact Sheets - The FCTD’s 2-3 page Fact Sheets are succinct resources that can be distributed easily to families and professionals. They include: AT 101 (an introduction), Assistive Technology and the IEP, and Assistive Technology Laws. In this section you can also find un updated version of the FCTD Illustrated AT Glossary.
AT Success Stories - At the Family Center, we understand the impact technology can have on the life of a student with disabilities. Here, you can read inspiring stories about students with a range of disabilities who have experienced great success and achievement because of their use of AT.
En Español - Here, you will find the FCTD resources that have been translated into Spanish. Those resources include the Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology, all of the AT Fact Sheets, and our AT Success Stories.