Are you an AT Specialist in a K-12 school setting? We want to hear from you!
RESNA’s K-12 SIG is developing a position paper highlighting the capacity-building role of assistive technology specialists in educational settings.
This position paper advocates for increased access to assistive technology for all K-12 students with disabilities by defining capacity-building as a significant job responsibility of assistive technology (AT) specialists who work in school settings. Unlike AT practitioners who provide AT services to individuals as part of health or governmental services, an essential role of AT specialists who work in school settings is building the capacity of other school professionals to contribute to the provision of AT services. The paper recommends that AT practitioners establish strong leadership, collaborate with school administrators, and make AT training a core part of their job responsibilities. The paper also recommends organizational and structural support for AT capacity-building.
A RESNA Position Paper is an official statement by the organization that is based on the consensus of experts and evidence, and summarizes current research and best-practice trends in relevant areas of Assistive Technology. RESNA position papers undergo a rigorous process of development, review and approval. One of the important parts of the process is input and review from the community.
The purpose of this webinar is to receive input and comments from the community on a draft RESNA position paper. This draft is not a final or official statement by RESNA. Webinar participants agree to not distribute the draft position paper, use excerpts, quotes, or reference the content.
On October 5, 2021 from 2 PM - 3 PM Eastern this position paper was discussed in detail. Click below to access the recording and the position paper, and to share your comments today.
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RESNA is grateful to Don Johnston, Inc., for supporting the development of this position paper and this webinar.