Under the IDEA, a student must be receiving special education to receive related services. However, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the student may receive auxiliary services without qualifying for special education. Some examples of auxiliary aids and services include:
|Notetaking device||Specialized gym equipment|
|Digital/audio texts||Assistive listening devices|
|TV enlargers||Voice synthesizers|
|Braille calculators, printers, or typewriters||Telecommunications devices|
|Closed caption decoders||Interpreter|
Appendix C for a link to AT in the IEP Resources
There is truly no wrong way to record AT in the IEP. The most important point is to capture the process the team plans to pursue or is currently pursuing and record pertinent information related to the student’s needs and use of AT.
Remember, it is best practice for schools/districts to develop operational procedures for how those completing IEPs should record AT in the IEP.