Mediterranean District

Vicenza Middle School
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Mediterranean District Assistive Technology Lending Library

 The Mediterranean District has established an Assistive Technology Lending Library, consisting of specialized software and devices, Reference Books, Videos, and Assessment Instruments. The Lending Library was created to provide a variety of resource materials for use by special educators. Items found in the Lending Library are available for short-term loan to any school within the Mediterranean District.

Why do we have it?

The Assistive Technology items found in the Lending Library provide an opportunity for schools to try specialized software or devices and assess their success with individual students.

Definition

Assistive Technology is defined as any item or piece of equipment that can help a student achieve the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and to participate more independently within the general education setting.With the re authorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the need for assistive technology use, must be considered annually by the CSC under the Special Factors section of the IEP. Any trials with assistive technology for students with special needs should be coordinated with the special education teacher.

Where is our Lending Library located?

The district POC for the Mediterranean Assistive Technology Lending Library is located in the Vicenza Complex.

Lending Period?

Items are checked out for 1-2 quarters, often with an option to extend for another quarter unless there is a waiting list for that item.Educators located in the Vicenza Complex should make an appointment to view, pick-up and/or return items. For those schools outside the complex, items will be mailed through the Official Mail System. Individuals are fully responsible for the items in their care. Materials and devices MUST be returned promptly according to their due date by Official Mail.

Please Note

Educators located in the Vicenza Complex should make an appointment to view, pick-up and/or return items. For those schools outside the complex, items can be mailed through the Official Mail System. Individuals are fully responsible for the items in their care. Materials and devices MUST be returned promptly according to their due date.Software MUST be uninstalled before returning it to the Lending Library at the end of the borrowing period.

Parents must go through their child's special education teacher in order to borrow items from the AT Lending Library.

OT's & PT's must coordinate with the special education teachers in order to borrow items from the AT Lending Library.

How to request items?

1) Review the available Lending Library items list for the Mediterranean District.
2) Fill-out an Assistive Technology Request form and email to the Mediterranean Representative.

PDF Icon (small) Lending Library Item List

PDF Icon (small) Assistive Technology Request Form