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Assistive Technology constitutes both devices and services that provide assistance to children and adults with either physical or cognitive impairments.
According to Public Law 105-394, Assistive Technology devices are "any item, piece of equipment or product, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities individuals with disabilities. " P.L. 105-394 was enacted to support grant-funded state programs that address the AT needs of individuals with disabilities.
Examples of AT devices include:
An Assistive Technology service is any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of AT.
Examples of AT services include: