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FAAST can help your student go back to school prepared. While we always recommend going through your school’s procedures with the development of an IEP, or Individualized Education Program, a document under United States law that is developed for each public school child in the US who needs special education. This program is created for each individual by a team and should be reviewed periodically.

We often get questions regarding Assistive Technology for school-aged children, so we would like to highlight a bit of what we do.

Do you have questions about what AT resources are available?

There are many different assistive technology resources offered to students with disabilities. Gathering all the information can be tough so we make it easy. We have a Help Desk that helps you navigate the wide world of AT. Bring your questions to us today!

Does your student or child need AT, but not sure which device?

Your education team determined your student needs a video magnifier to best support her independence in the classroom. You’ve been recommended a few, but are unsure of which one will fit your student’s/child’s needs best. We provide free device demonstrations so your student can have a hands-on comparison of the different devices. Choosing the right one is important to the success of AT. That’s why we’re #Here2Help. Find the nearest demonstration center to learn more!

Your school provided a device last year, but you would like to try something else to find a better fit. Try out a device with FAAST before committing to another year.

Assistive Technology is not a one size fits all, so if it isn’t right for you, another device could be the perfect fit. Matching your student with the right fit is important to the effectiveness of the device. We have a lending library for short term loans that allow you to try out to see if it is the right fit. Find your local center HERE.

You’re a teacher or parent who is new to AT. Do you want to learn more about it?

We provide training on Assistive Technology and Transition to help you learn more about the devices and other resources available. Visit or email us at to learn more about our training!

What if your child is now out of school and would like to know how they can get some form of AT to transition into higher education or a new job.

We Happily provide Information and Training to help people with disabilities transition from one phase in life to another!

For more information about our services, please contact us:

Toll-Free: 1-844-FL-FAAST (353-2278)