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Assistive Technology Services

Assistive Technology can level the playing field for individuals with learning differences. We are committed to helping students find the tools that allow them to shine.

The Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences is thrilled to provide expert identification of appropriate assistive technologies, as well as instruction in its optimal use. According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA): assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve one’s functional capabilities. 


Assistive Technology Assessments

Our assistive technology experts can assess the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with learning differences to determine the most appropriate accommodations, recommendations, and tools. AT assessments include:

  • In-depth review of records
  • In-person tech evaluation to determine specific areas of weakness
  • Written report identifying technology tools to support specific tasks

Cost: $350

One-on-One Assistive Technology Coaching

We coach students of every age (including adults) with learning differences, ADHD, and/or executive functioning/organization weaknesses. Our goal is to support users in the independent use of salient devices, programs, and tools that can help them realize their full potential.

Cost: $60/hour

Accommodations Consultation

Assistive technology experts from the Schafer Center are available to discuss reasonable educational and workplace accommodations based on diagnoses and records. This service can sometimes be provided at no charge with an informal phone consultation to discuss possible assistive technology accommodations. More thorough and formal consulting services are also available for a fee for those needing support to secure or provide a disability accommodation.

Cost varies depending on the level of support needed. To arrange a consultation, please contact the Schafer Center for Learning Differences at 440.832.7850 or

Assistive Technology Professional Development & Community Education

The Schafer Center’s assistive technology experts are available for on-site professional development training and workshops on a wide range of topics and tools, including neurodiversity and Read&Write for Google. Programming can be customized to the specific needs and requests of the school, district, organization, or workplace. Our programs can be presented as demonstrations, lectures, or as hands-on training.

Cost varies depending on the type and length of programming. For a quote, please contact the Schafer Center for Learning Differences at 440.832.7850 or contact us.

Free Assistive Technology presentations are also offered periodically at Lawrence School for families, community members, and professionals. Click here to learn more.

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