AT Support Team Workshops

teachers at workshop bannerABLE Tech workshops are designed for educators, related service providers, and administrators needing a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) knowledge, providing standards-based training, hands-on practice, and dynamic coaching for the novice up to the expert.

These FREE sessions will take participants from theory to practice with hands-on activities to learn the steps for providing Assistive Technology (AT) to students in schools. The lineup will include a 3-part series of training sessions offered in a ZOOM virtual format this Fall 2022 school semester.

Each participant must register separately.

ABLE Tech - Fall 2022 Series

Part 1 - Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices

Part 3 - AT in the IEP and Implementation

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the online workshop. Keep checking back for updated dates after Workshop 3 for Assistive Technology Device Webinars!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Units will be offered to OTs, PTs, and SLPs. School districts are invited to form "AT Support Teams" which include administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers to attend the workshops together.

Accommodation Requests:
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing

Speaker Disclosures: Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Josh Hawkins, Averie Hinchey, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, and Amy Woods

Financial Disclosure: For the speakers above, no relevant financial relationship exists. Oklahoma ABLE Tech receives a profit from vending iPads, apps, and cases as speech generating devices to SoonerCare Members on behalf of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any speakers above.

Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found with this link.

[Part 1 of 3 workshops]

Part 1  – Consideration of Assistive Technology  

Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Prerequisite: none

Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the consideration of AT for all students with disabilities.
2. Summarize what the law says about AT Consideration.
3. List potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.

Session Details:
Coming soon!

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for the number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Part 1 - Downloads

Agenda (PDF) Presentation Slides (PDF) Part 1 - Special Factors Support (PDF)
Part 1 - BEEC- AT guide (PDF)    


[Part 2 of 3 Workshops]

Part 2 - Gathering Information and Trialing Devices   

Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an AT Assessment and the procedure for borrowing AT to trial with students. Educators will be provided the opportunity of making low-tech AT help students with classroom tasks. Handouts will be posted on this webpage before the training date.

Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 1 - Consideration Workshop

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the steps to conduct an AT Assessment.
2. Describe how to borrow AT for a trial.
3. Apply the steps of an AT Assessment with a student.

Session Details:
Coming soon!

Part 2 - Downloads

Agenda (PDF)

WATI Observation Guide (PDF)

Zabala SETT Data Tool  (PDF)

Presentation coming soon

WATI Decision Guide (PDF)

QIAT Assessment Planner (PDF)

Zabala SETT Data Gathering (PDF)

WATI Environmental Observation Summary (PDF)

WATI AT Trial Use Guide (PDF)


[Part 3 of 3 Workshops]

Part 3 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation 

Participants will learn how to write AT in the IEP, summarize the AT Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify AT funding resources. The session will offer educators opportunities to see devices.

Pre-requisite: AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices Workshop

Learning Outcomes
1. Tell how to write AT in the IEP
2. Summarize AT Implementation process
3. Compare and Contrast AT across disabilities
4. Identify funding resources for AT acquisition

Session Details
Coming soon!

Part 3 - Downloads

Agenda (PDF)

Presentation coming soon

AT Implementation Organizer (PDF)

Implementation Practice Handout (PDF)

IEP Practice Worksheet (PDF)



Assistive Technology (AT) Funding Workshop

This 2-hour virtual workshop is designed for Oklahoma public school administrators, special educators, and related service providers who help students with disabilities. Participants will learn about resources and grant-writing tips for securing funding for needed AT for students.

Participants will practice matching students to funding options as well as practice grant writing in the workshop. Guidance for planning and budgeting for AT will be shared as well as sample AT plans so that schools can plan ahead to support the provision of needed AT for students with disabilities.

This presentation will be led by Gretchen Cole-Lade, who has over 20 years of experience in grant writing and AT funding. 

After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.
Funding AT Workshop - Downloads

Agenda coming in future

Presentation coming in future


Substitute Teacher Expense Reimbursement Available!

ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops are FREE thanks to a partnership between the State Department of Education (OSDE) and ABLE Tech, plus OSDE may reimburse your district for paying substitute teachers.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval to use Project 613 Funds by submitting a request through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On. Information needed for the request includes the training title and date, names and titles of staff members attending, and estimated costs for substitutes and travel expenses.

After the training, to receive reimbursement, districts must submit an online claim through GMS with a computer-generated Expenditure Summary and Detail Report and supporting documentation. 

For questions, please contact one of the following:


Nathan Goad, 405/521-4867

Carole Tomlin, 405-521-2335

Janet Felton, 405-522-1578

Karen Howard, 405-521-3587

Ashlee Henson, 405-521-4857


Accommodation Requests:

Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing

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