CREATE is the Center for AT Excellence
The Center for AT Excellence (C4ATX) is a network partner with GA Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program. Located in Lawrenceville,
Ga., C4ATX serves as a “virtual” Assistive Technology Resource Center focusing
upon the AT needs K-12 schools in Georgia. We provide training webinars, consultation, and assessment services, as well as facilitating AT loans, demonstrations, and information about AT software and devices.
The Center for AT Excellence also partners with agencies and companies in the AT industry in research on Assistive Technology. Recent studies have included investigations into AT use with students who lead their individual education plan meetings and a survey of AT use by Speech Pathologists in Georgia.
Assistive Technology & the Common Core
Promoting a culture of high expectations for all students is a fundamental goal of the Common Core State Standards. In order to participate with success in the general
curriculum, students with disabilities, as appropriate, may be provided additional supports and services, such as:
• Instructional supports for learning― based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - which foster student engagement by presenting information in multiple ways and allowing for diverse avenues of action and expression.
• Instructional accommodations changes in materials or procedures ― which do not change the standards but allow students to learn within the framework of the Common Core.
• Assistive technology devices and services to ensure access to the general education curriculum and the Common Core State Standards.
..... we can help!
From COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE (2012). Applications-to-students-with-disabilities. Retrieved 8-29-2013 from: http://www.corestandards.org/assets/application-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf