Getting Started: Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) With Your Teen or Young Adult

This guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology. When youth take an active role in choosing their own AT tools, they are more likely to find things that will work well for their individual needs. Steps discussed include understanding self-advocacy, incorporating AT into an IEP or 504 plan, finding ways to try out different tools, and evaluating the impact of AT.