The purpose of this document is to help service providers ensure that all infants and toddlers who require assistive technology (AT) as indicated under IDEA Part C receive the appropriate devices. This document also assists parents in understanding how assistive technology is incorporated into early intervention services in Connecticut.
This guideline outlines processes consistent with Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT). These include consideration of the need for AT, the assessment process, documentation in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), implementation, evaluation of effectiveness, transition planning from Birth to Three, and professional development.
Connecticut Birth to Three procedures regarding funding, ownership, maintenance, and repair of assistive technology are incorporated throughout the document.