Technology options for Patients
Assistive technology can be a device or service that helps children with disabilities participate more independently within their environment at home or school.
Q&A Section suggestions of questions to ask oncologist and other physicians along with an area to compose individual questions
- Carb Counting with Lenny
Pediatric Diabetes management
Create, manage and access medical records
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Institute (AAC)
Information and resources for children and adults with communication disorders or who cannot speak
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)
Information and guidance to families and professionals involved with children with special communication needs
- “When does a child need AAC?”
- “Choosing an AAC system”
Using AAC assessments to choose the communication system that meets the child’s needs or goals.
- Obtaining an AAC device
Funding, borrowing and purchasing information
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Links
National and International organizations, foundations and vendors associated with AAC
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Resources for Parents
Augmentative and alternative Communication Users Bill of Rights
National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities summary of AAC user rights.
Augmentative Communication Device Helps Max Speak
One family’s experience in choosing an Augmentative Communication Device
Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication
Using low technology options
Techniques and Devices Can Help a Child Learn to Communicate
How augmentative Communication devices can supplement other forms of communication and information on formulating a communication plan
Simply Said Assistive Technology Videos
Simply Said is an ongoing video series designed by the PACER Center to explain complex Assistive Technology topics in easy-to-understand language. The videos feature simple drawings that make it quick and easy to learn. This format makes this resource especially easy to share. The series covers topics from Assistive Technology to Accessible Instructional Materials.
Assistive Technology (AT) in Action Video
Meet Elle O'Gorman, a young woman with cerebral palsy, who with the help of Assistive Technology is able to communicate with family, friends, and teachers.
AAC Archived Webinars
Intro to AAC and Lending Library Resources in Minnesota
- What is Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Selecting the Right Device
- Low-Tech/No Tech – High-Tech Options
- Minnesota AAC Lending Library Resources
Simon Technology Center (PACER Center)
Opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and their families, to find technology to meet their needs. Includes:
- technology consultations
- lending library
- individual training session
- videos of assistive technology options
- options to purchase used equipment
Minnesota’s Assistive Technology Act Program:
- “Understanding Assistive Technology” This video explains what Assistive Technology is where you can go the find out more.
- “Understanding Assistive Technology Loan Libraries” Easy-to-understand video explaining what Assistive Technology Loan libraries are and where to find them. You'll be taken step by step through the process of borrowing an item and learn where you can find your closest library to you.