• Assistive Technology Services and Devices Defined

    According to IDEA, an assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. [20 U.S.C. Chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)].

    Additionaly, An Assistive Technology Service is defined as  "any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device." 

    Texas Regulations  

    • State Law (Texas Education Code): §30.0015  
    • Commissioner's Rule (Texas Administrative Code): §89.1056 

    Federal Regulations 

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    • Tech Act (PL 100-407)- Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

    • ADA (PL 101-336)- Americans with Disabilities Act

    Legal Framework Search for Assistive Technology

    PEIMS Coding Guidance for Assistive Technology Indicator

    School districts in Texas are required to collect and report information to the Public Information Management System (PEIMS). If a student with a disability receives assistive technology devices or services that are included in the IEP, the PEIMS assistive technology indicator should be coded affirmatively. Click on the link below to access AT codes:

    PEIMS Webpage
    PEIMS Data Standards
    PEIMS Memo

Last Modified on May 5, 2023