AT and AAC experts help ensure that students are integrated in the classrooms to reach their IEP goals. By identifying the most appropriate technologies and supports, we will meet your students’ curriculum access and augmentative communication needs.
|AT & AAC Services in Schools
Zeke Kittinger | Augmentative Communication
Zeke Kittinger is now a fifth grader at South Elementary School in Hingham, MA, but he was a preschooler when he first started working with Easterseals Massachusetts. Zeke is on the Autism Spectrum and is a smart, funny, book-loving student who loves his family and his dog. He also happens to be someone who uses Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Rebecca | ATRC Device Loan
This year, a little girl arrived for preschool in a town northwest of Boston. Rebecca, four years old, has various physical and cognitive disabilities, and was welcomed by her special education team. Her teacher, Mary Ellen Forty, immediately got to work considering how to engage Rebecca in the classroom. They heard about the device loan program of the AT Regional Center in Worcester, and a whole new world was opened up for Rebecca.
Joey DiRocco | AT in School
Joey DiRocco, 9, is a student in the Groton Dunstable School Disctrict. He was born with various conditions which make it difficult for him to see without his glasses. Having this visual impairment made it difficult for him to keep up with other students in class. Eventually, Joey’s teacher connected him to an Assistive Technology Specialist at ESMA, who worked with him to find solutions to improve his ability to participate in class. Learn more about how AT increased his independence in learning.
Darnell | Assistive Technology at School
Darnell "DJ" Younge is an 8-year-old second grader who was born with congenital fibro-type disproportion, ventilator and g-tube dependent. DJ is non-speaking and has difficulty using his hands. His school reached out to Easterseals in 2018 and he began receiving AT and AAC services which have allowed him to flourish in school. Click to read his full story.