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Assistive Technology

SPEED’s team of Assistive Technology Specialists work collaboratively with teachers, parents and teams to develop and implement plans to meet the unique learning needs of students with disabilities in all SPEED schools and throughout our member districts. They work with IEP teams and individual teachers and students as requested. 

Students who require individual devices to access their education are assessed through a special process to determine which device best fits their needs.  All students enrolled in SPEED schools and programs have access to desktop computers, iPads or Chromebooks which are used for daily instruction. Most classrooms are equipped with SMARTBoards.  The Assistive Technology specialists are instrumental in helping teachers and administrators integrate technology into the curriculum.

Assistive Technology Products and Devices:


Enabling Devices

Enabling Devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.


AbleNet is a world leader in assistive technology, curriculum, and services to help individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives. This company believes that all people deserve the tools to help them learn about, interact with, and participate in the world around them.


Their learning materials, software, and AAC (augmentative alternative communication) devices offer cutting-edge solutions to help children and adults with special needs realize their full potential and attain their goals!


Mayer-Johnson, creator of Boardmaker Software, is the leading special needs resource your special education and assistive technology super source.

Inclusive Technology

Supplier of hardware equipment and software that helps people with special educational needs to use a computer, communicate and learn.


Advancing Independent Achievement through Technology.

Smart Exchange

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board

Board Maker Online

Use the Boardmaker Online to download and use fun and new activities created and shared by educators and parents.

Symbol World

SymbolWorld is a website created by Widgit Software specifically for symbol users. It has material for all ages and includes news, personal contributions, stories and learning materials

Assistive Technology Activity Links:



Welcome to the Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.


The home of accessible software, enabling children of all abilities to play, develop and achieve.


Informational  Service and Supports:


AT Website


SPEED’S Assistive Technology pins great information and resources related to Assistive Technology


Infinitec provides information about assistive technology as well as training, equipment, and access to specialists and resources. “Infinite potential through technology”


The ATIA is the global leader in assistive technology (AT) education and research and the premier organization for AT manufacturers, sellers and providers.

Closing the Gap

Resource directory for hardware, software and organizations for special education and rehabilitation.


Offers funding information, assistance, training, newsletters, and demonstration center.


With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

SPEED Referral Form


Assistive Technology Specialist:

Fallon Mack

AT Specialist


ext 3505


Angelyn Isaac

AT Specialist


ext 3506


Suzanne Janacek

Program Supervisor


ext 3578


Department email to:  at@speed802.org




Phone: (708)481-6100

Fax: (708)481-5713



Schools / Programs

Program for Adaptive Learning
Independence School
Early Learning Center

Special Education Joint Agreement School District #802
1125 Division Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708/481-6100
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