AT Services and Professional Development for PK-12

AT Services and Professional Development for PK-12

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As Oklahoma’s Assistive Technology Act Program, ABLE Tech contracts with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to provide Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services for Oklahoma public school students, educators, and families.

Take advantage of expert training events, consultations, and resources that ABLE Tech has to offer!

Oklahoma Department of Education logoThis page was developed for administrators, educators, and related service providers to access professional development content related to AT devices and services to provide increased independence to students with disabilities. The training events and resources described on this page help school districts build capacity for quality provision of AT devices and services to help students with disabilities achieve success.

AT Consultations & Assessment Resources

Do you have questions about specific students who may need AT? We can help! Trained ABLE Tech staff are available to help a student and the individuals who are part of the student’s support network. We assist family members, teachers, therapists, or counselors to identify, evaluate, and acquire appropriate AT devices and services.

Visit the ABLE Tech AT Consultation webpage to submit the request form and an ABLE Tech staff member will contact you through the assessment process. Take advantage of the user-friendly step-by-step guide and resources that allow individuals to independently complete AT assessments for students of all ages.

Continuing Education: In-Person and Online

ABLE Tech's AT Support Team Workshops

 ABLE Tech staff takes participants from theory to practice with case studies and activities to learn the process for providing Assistive Technology (AT) to students in public schools. The yearly lineup includes a three-workshop series that will be offered online during the fall and then repeated in the spring.

The workshop series is approved for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as well as Occupational and Physical Therapy CEUs.

Visit ABLE Tech's workshop webpage. 

Online AT Curriculum Website

Learn about AT devices and services according to your schedule. Access ABLE Tech's online AT Curriculum for educators website (external website) to learn at your own pace in place of, or in addition to, in-person workshops. Anyone can access this online training.

This course is credited through Pepper's Professional Learning Community (PLC) by searching courses in Special Education authored by ABLE Tech. Register within the PLC and follow the instructions for uploading certificates of completion.

ABLE Tech's Device Loan Program

This A.T. loan process allows Oklahomans to register, log in, and submit requests to borrow devices.

Apply Now: Submit an application online

ABLE Tech’s A.T. Loan Inventory includes thousands of devices you borrow for free for up to six weeks to try with students! The loan purpose can be to assist in decision-making, fill a need while waiting for a device repair or funding; provide a short-term accommodation; or for professional development.

Stay Connected: Enewsletters and Professional Learning Community (PLC)

  • ABLE Tech Publications webpage: View chronological publications from ABLE Tech related to AT News You Can Use, Quarterly ABLE Tech Newsletters, Annual Reports, and more.
  • Subscribe now>  ABLE Tech's Monthly Enewsletter sign-up form: AT News You Can Use – This monthly Email is specifically developed for educators including upcoming training events, disability-focused articles, AT feature highlights, and other program updates.
  • ABT-SDE Listserv email – This is a great way to stay connected, ask questions, and exchange ideas. To enroll, contact shelley.gladden@okstate.edu with the subject line: Add me to the SDE Listserv!
  • Pepper PLC Community Dashboard – This Professional Learning Community supports educators in providing AT devices and services to students with disabilities. This PLC is moderated and facilitated by Oklahoma ABLE Tech staff.

Online Resources

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) webpage

ABLE Tech provides training and technical assistance to help schools provide AEM from a variety of sources, including Bookshare for those students who are unable to access/read materials and need AEM and related AT.

ABLE Tech's AT Discovery webpage – AT. by Category

A concise and comprehensive resource on specific disabilities with information related to AT devices and services. Each webpage contains case studies including people of all ages and disabilities in all environments of education, employment, and community living; tips; financial/funding information; videos; and links.

Make n' Takes webpage  - Do It Yourself AT

Step-by-step instructions are available as Full Sheet and Low Vision word documents for making AT at home for little or no cost. To request a Braille Ready Format file of these Make 'n Take documents, please email abletech@okstate.edu.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources webpage as it related to AT devices and services.

About Oklahoma ABLE Tech

About Oklahoma ABLE Tech webpage: Explore ABLE Tech’s mission as a federally mandated AT Act Program and much more.

Video and Webinar Playlists

ABLE Tech Core Programs Overview YouTube link

Quick educational videos about ABLE Tech core programs, including device demonstration, short-term device loans, device reutilization, device financial loans, and SoonerStart collaborations

ABLE Tech Youth and Education Specific YouTube link

A collection of videos and recordings specifically for youth in the educational setting and AT use

AT Device Features YouTube link 

A collection of videos that provide demonstration and purpose of various A.T. in ABLE Tech’s AT inventory

ABLE Tech Workshops and Webinars YouTube link

A collection of training events and webinars, including Tech Thursdays where a deeper dive of AT categories are explored

Technical Assistance and Manuals related to Assistive Technology

Funding Manual website

This step-by-step, in-depth online funding guide includes Oklahoma-specific public and private funding sources for  AT.

AT Technical Assistance Document (pdf download)

The AT Technical Assistance Document assists Oklahoma Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams in providing AT devices and services to students with disabilities as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The document includes information and resources related to all components of the AT service delivery process.

AEM Technical Assistance Document (pdf download)

Several laws relate to the provision of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) in public schools. The AEM Technical Assistance Document guides school districts in best practices related to the provision of AEM and related AT.