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Assistive Technology

GPAEA supports districts and schools in providing and empowering each learner with the accessibility and assistive technologies that ensure a culture of inclusivity, equity and improve student achievement and outcomes.


What is Assistive Technology?

The US Department of Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) defines assistive technology as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. It should be noted, the term does not include medical devices surgically implanted (or the replacement of such device).

Support & Services

Want to get the conversation started around Assistive Technology(AT)? Do you know a student who could benefit from or may need assistive technology support or services? Your school building’s core team can help! In need of further direction? Contact us!

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Megan Farrell

Assistive Technology Specialist

641-682-8591 Email Megan Farrell
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Michelle Deshler

Regional Director

641-682-8591 Email Michelle Deshler