(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology.


This 4-page resource helps families involve teens and young adults in learning about and selecting assistive technology (AT). An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology can support them in their educational and employment goals. The tip sheet encourages  students to advocate for themselves, and to take an active role in selecting assistive technology to address their needs.

The tip sheet is a product of the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) and the PACER Center.

Access the tip sheet at:

See also the 7-page companion guide called Getting Started: Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) with Your Teen or Young Adult, at:


(Links checked, March 2021)