The Assistive Technology Services of JCISD
Assistive Technology (AT) services in Jackson County are provided through a cooperative effort among the local districts, the Intermediate School District and other community and State agencies. In order to help support the local districts in the area of AT, JCISD provides the following through its Assistive Technology Resource Center:
The Assistive Technology Resource Center has a lending library of materials available to Special Education students attending schools within JCISD. The center circulates videos, books, and software helpful to students and their teachers. It also loans both low-tech and high-tech devices for students of varying abilities.
The loan materials provide teachers and students hands-on examination. Successful selection and use of devices are more likely to occur after a student is able to try the technology out in a natural setting. Since such trial periods often lead to more informed choices, local districts purchase technology intervention assured of its effective use.
How to Access our services
Select the tab labeled Assistive Technology Inquiry to start the process. This will take you to a short form to give us background information. One of the AT Coordinator will review your inquiry and contact you shortly.
Considering the need for Assistive technology
The need for assistive technology should be considered at each Individual Education Planning Committee meeting.
To do that in an efficient and effective manner many people follow the framework of Joy Zabala (Special Educator and leader in the field of Assistive Technology).
Her SETT process is a straightforward and helpful way to take the information you know about:
To learn more and start the SETT process for your student, click on the tab to the left labeled: Process for Considering Assistive Technology.