To develop and implement an assistive technology program for teachers, support staff, and related service providers which will increase the knowledge of school personnel in the provision of assistive technology services to students with disabilities and will assist Oklahoma public schools in meeting the assistive technology requirements of IDEA.
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC) is dedicated to providing quality assistive technology services to Oklahomans with disabilities and their families; to providing professional and community education and technical assistance; and to research.
In meeting the needs of Oklahomans with disabilities, the personnel of OATC employ a philosophy of "people first" and "contemporary practices" in habilitation and rehabilitation. Services provided are intended to assist individuals to participate fully in their own communities in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible. Services provided are age-appropriate, scientifically sound, and are designed to result in functional outcomes meaningful to the person and the person's family or caregivers. These services are intended to meet the high quality assurance standards.
OATC personnel are committed to education and training for professionals who serve individuals with disabilities, as well as the individual themselves and their families. OATC also provides education and training for colleges and universities, and for public and private agencies.
OATC personnel also are committed to research designed to evaluate the outcomes of assistive technology and the cost benefit of the technology services, and to expand knowledge in the application of assistive technology.
Since we began capturing data in 2005:
1166 Onsite Assistive Technology Consultations in 255 Districts for 928 Students
1909 participants have attended a total of 266 different computer labs
2884 participants have attended 56 Level II Assistive Technology trainings
619 participants from 80 districts have attended our 6 Session Level I Assistive Technology Team Trainings.