Assistive Technology Coaching
8161 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN, 55437
Distance: 1044 Miles
Kids Included Through Technology Are Enriched (KITE) is a free assistive technology training and coaching program for parents and educators, designed to increase the independence and inclusion of children with disabilities.
Participants are provided resources including:
* Use of an iPad with hundreds of assistive technology apps (Loan for duration of the program)
* Free one-year memberships to the Simon Technology Center's lending library of more than 3,000 assistive technology hardware and software titles
* In-person visits
The programs helps parents and educators learn about assistive technology by:
* Delivering five workshops focusing on different categories and uses of assistive technology for young learners
* Training participants in assistive technologies for literacy, communication, behavior and other important skills vital to young learners' education and daily life
* Collaborating with PACER Assistive Technology Specialists to find trial and use assistive technologies for each particular child
- Assistance with community resources
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
- People with low income
Families with diverse cultural or economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate.
Apply online or call agency for more information.
Each single team is built around a focus child (aged 3-8) and consists of:
* A parent of a child with special needs
* A classroom teacher
* A related service provider working with the child (for example: Special Education Teacher, Speech Therapist, Paraprofessional, Occupational Therapist, etc.)
* Each team member must apply individually
Applications for Fall 2023 teams are due by Friday, September 29th
There is no fee for this service.
8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Activities for People with Disabilities
- Assistive Technology Training and Lending Library
- Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project
- Information and Support - Housing for Youth with Disabilities
- Legal Education and Information
- School to Adult Life Transition
- Support Group - Grandparent of Children with Disabilities
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
LF-4900.1900Evaluation for Assistive Technology Definition
Programs that assess the current ability to function of people who have disabilities and prescribe or recommend the most appropriate assistive technology product to meet their individual needs including communication/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids and/or visual/reading aids.
LH-0600.1550-120Computer Display/Output Aids Definition
Programs that pay for or provide hardware or software adaptations such as Braille embossers and translators, speech synthesizers, text-to-speech synthesizers, screen readers and screen enlargement programs or screen magnifiers which enable people who have visual disabilities to read the displays on their computers and information systems and/or use other forms of output.
LH-0600.1550-150Computer Input Aids Definition
Programs that pay for or provide hardware or software adaptations including modified or replacement keyboards, on-screen keyboards, keyboard filters, touch screens, pointing and typing aids (e.g., alternative and ergonomic mouse/pointing systems, head-operated pointing devices, Eyeglaze pointing devices, mouth/tongue pointing devices and brain-actuated pointing devices), Morse code input devices, speech and/or voice recognition systems and switches and switch software which enable people who have disabilities to enter data into their computers and information systems.
LH-2700.0600Assistive Technology Training Definition
Programs that provide training for individuals who have physical or sensory limitations and/or for their caregivers which focuses on the care and utilization of the particular type of assistive technology product they require and changes the devices might require in their lives. Assistive technology training may deal with cognitive/learning aids, computer access aids, assistive technology software, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids and/or visual aids.
YJ-6750.6500Parents of People With Disabilities Definition
The natural or adoptive mothers and fathers of individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by their responsibility for and concern about the person.
YJ-8750.1500Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.
Individuals who teach students at preschool, elementary, secondary or postsecondary levels in public and private schools. Included are regular education, special education and vocational education teachers; professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers; and people who teach self-enrichment classes or work in the areas of adult literacy, adult basic education or remedial education.
YZ-0600Assistive Technology Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of assistive technology.