What is AT?
According to the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1998, assistive technology (AT) refers to any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
Common AT includes screen magnifiers, large-key keyboards, alternative input devices such as touch screen displays, over-sized trackballs and joysticks, speech recognition programs, text readers, and so much more.
Assistive Technology is used by many people. Some need AT to help them get out of bed, while others use AT to help them eat. But for a person with Autism, AT can mean the difference between being able to communicate your thoughts and feelings or having them trapped inside your mind. There are many types of AT used by a person with autism. There is AT to help a person with reading and writing. AT can also help with communication, learning, and access to your world as well as behavior support and daily living activities.
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