The FCTD Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning includes the following sections:
We have included many website addresses throughout the guide. Whenever possible, we have listed the URL (the website address) that will take you to the precise page within an
organization’s website on which the relevant resource appears. That means that the URL may seem very long. Please don’t let that stop you. On our website, the addresses are “hot links” so that you merely have to click on them. In the paper version, of course, that’s not possible. To access the reference, type the URL into the address window of your Internet browser. Or visit our website at http://www.fctd.info and use the online version of the guide.
The information in the guide is accurate and current as of September 2009. You may copy and distribute portions of the guide without prior consent. Of course, we would appreciate it if you would give appropriate attribution to the Family Center on Technology and Disability. Products that are identified in the guide are meant only as examples. The Family Center and the U.S. Department of Education do not endorse specific products. There are many other fine AT devices and transition resources available in addition to those discussed here.
Jacqueline Hess, Academy for Educational Development
Ana Maria Gutierrez, Academy for Educational Development
With contributions from PACER Center and Dr. Sean Smith, University of Kansas
Individuals are eligible for one free copy of the guide. Additional print copies are available for $10. A discount is available for bulk orders.
To request one or more print copies, please fill out an order form online. If you have questions about an order, please send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fully searchable database of more than 900 abstracts of books, articles, videos, websites, and other resources concerning assistive and instructional technology
A fully searchable database of information on approximately 3,000 organizations
nationwide, that serve the disability community
Monthly thematic newsletters on assistive and instructional technologies, featuring in-depth interviews with nationally-recognized experts
Month-long online discussions of technology-related topics, moderated by national experts
An annual Online Institute on Assistive Technology, for which participants may receive continuing education units
A fully accessible website that provides the resources above plus an AT glossary, an introductory AT primer, AT success stories, an explanation of relevant legislation, and links to other relevant material
An Assistive and Instructional Technology Resources CD-ROM, containing all of the information available on the FCTD website, updated annually
The Family Center on Technology and Disability is administered by the Academy for
Educational Development (AED), in partnership with the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER Center), the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA), and InfoUse.
This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Grant No. H327F080003. Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.