West Central Ohio Assistive Technology Center

  • About the ATC
  • ATC Submission and Meeting Dates
  • Schools Participating in the ATC Consortium

The West Central Ohio Assistive Technology Center (ATC) is a collaborative effort between school districts in Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, and Shelby counties and the West Central Ohio Special Education Advisory Board of the State Support Team Region 6. The program provides assistive technology equipment to students with disabilities who require specialized adaptations and equipment to achieve their educational potential.

This assistive technology must facilitate the student's achievement in processes of reading, writing,listening, or speaking.

Participating school districts support this program by paying an annual fee. Through an assessment and application process, these school districts may apply for specific assistive technology identified for a student with disabilities.

Since the beginning of the ATC program in 1992, over $428,894 has been spent to acquire assistive technology devices for 159 students.

Deadlines for Submitting Applications

  • October 16, 2015
  • January 22, 2016
  • April 1, 2016

ATC Meeting Dates

  • October 28, 2015
  • February 8, 2016
  • Snowdate: February 17, 2016
  • April 14, 2016

West Central Ohio School Districts Participating in the Assistive Technology Center:

Ada Exempted Village Schools
Allen East Local Schools
Bath Local Schools
Benjamin Logan Local Schools
Bluffton Exempted Village Schools
Celina City Schools
Coldwater Exempted Village Schools
Delphos City Schools
Elida Local Schools
Fort Recovery Local Schools
Indian Lake Local Schools
Kenton City Schools
Lima City Schools
Marion Local Schools
Minster Local Schools
New Bremen Local Schools
New Knoxville Local Schools
Parkway Local Schools
Perry Local Schools
Riverdale Local Schools

St. Henry Consolidated Local Schools
St. Marys City Schools
Sidney City Schools
Triad Local Schools
Upper Scioto Valley Local Schools
Urbana City Schools
Wapakoneta City Schools
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools
West Liberty-Salem Local Schools

 

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ATIM Modules

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OACLI) has created online modules on topics related to assistive technology

Go to the ATIM Modules

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The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Accessible instructional materials or AIM are specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and with students who are unable to read or use standard print materials. Specialized formats include braille, audio, large print, and digital text.

Go to the AIM Website

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Tech Matrix

Search a database of assistive technology tools and resources to support learning for students with disabilities.

Go to the Tech Matrix

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

QIAT Website

QIAT: Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services Website is a source of information, resources, and professional discussion about the evaluation and use of assistive technology.

Go to the QIAT Website

Assistive Technology

The Center for Outreach Services (COS) has collaborated with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) to make FM systems available for loan through the OCALI Lending Library.

Students who are deaf and hard of hearing may experience better educational access and interaction with peers by using a FM system, which is an assistive technology device.

The equipment, Phonak Inspiro FM systems, may be borrowed for a 15-week period. The loan period allows the IEP team time to evaluate the student's overall educational benefit and determine whether a device is an effective communication tool to be added to the student's communication plan. Systems are available on a first come first serve basis to school districts in all 88 Ohio counties. Of the fifteen systems for loan, four systems are for binaural use and eleven systems are for unilateral use. By December of 2013 COS will add two Phonak iSense unilateral systems and two Oticon/Amigo Star unilateral systems to the OCALI Lending Library.

District personnel can request an FM system by creating a borrower account with the OCALI Lending Library. OCALI will ship the system to the address listed on the borrower account application. Learn more at OCALI's website, http://www.ocali.org/project/lending_library.

Special Education Contacts

For information and resources realted to special education contact:

Post-Secondary Transition UDL Consultant
Cherie Smith

419-739-0170

Extended Standards PBIS Consultant
Tiffini Flugga

419-739-0166

Alternate Assessment, Extended Standards, Special Education Lead Consultant
Caryn Timmerman

419-739-0169

Early Learning and School Readiness Consultant
Michele Bambauer

419-739-0165

Family and Community Engagement Consultant
Kim Moritz

419-739-0167

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AT Consideration in the IEP Process

Documenting assistive technology (AT) in the individualized education program (IEP) is sometimes a daunting task. This module will describe ways that AT devices and services can be indicated in the IEP. Proper documentation of AT in the IEP ensures that students will receive the necessary AT and the corresponding services to enable them to access and participate in the school environment.

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