Bringing AT Into the Classroom for Children With AutismBy Wetzel, Vince; AT Journal, Vol. 101, No. 1
Publication Date: August 2004
Article discusses efforts by assistive technology (AT) professionals at the iTech Center at Parents Helping Parents Family Resource Center in San Jose, California to apply AT in classrooms for students with autism. The center allows families of children with all types of disabilities and teachers to preview and test various AT products that might be of some help to students. The professionals encourage interested parties to research different AT products and vendors on the Internet. Several vendor-sponsored web sites have products that can assist children with autism in the classroom. For children who rely on non-verbal communication, products range from photo communication boards and picture exchange systems, in which children can present an icon that symbolizes what they wish to communicate, to complex systems such as dynamic displays and computerized output devices. Vendor information is included.
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