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New curriculum in development!

Self-Determination and Assistive Technology

  • Designed for K12 seniors and transition students
  • Eight units based on career planning and self-advocacy
    • Unit 1: What is my career destination?
    • Unit 2: What is my career profile?
    • Unit 3: How do I sync up with my career profile?
    • Unit 4: How do I adjust the demands of my career?
    • Unit 5: How do I know when accommodations are working?
    • Unit 6: What accommodations might work better for me?
    • Unit 7: How do my accommodations change over time?
    • Unit 8: How do I use self-advocacy to navigate my future?
  • Web-based learning management system
  • Self-paced but parent or teacher guided
  • Portfolio-based learning assessment
  • Free access through federal ADA grant
Screenshot of curriculum webpage as it might appear on a laptop. Content navigation panel on left side, animated video on right side with text underneath.
Image description: Screenshot of QIAT-PS curriculum website prototype as it might appear on a laptop. Content navigation panel on left side, animated video on right side with text underneath.

How can I get involved?

  • Provide expert review of the content
  • Participate in pilot studies
    • We are currently looking for participants to pilot the prototype curriculum during the upcoming academic year (2022-2023)
      • Participate in an orientation training (recorded)
      • Work through the curriculum with one student in the target range (high school senior or 18-21 year old in K12 transition program)
      • Get in-depth feedback from the student about their perspective on the lessons and their understanding of the content
      • Report back
    • Full pilot study during academic year 2023-2024.

Sign up using this Google Form!

Questions? Email Dan Cochrane, QIAT-PS project director


The curriculum is based on recent research on Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education.

Gould, R., Heider, A., Parker Harris, S., Jones, R., Peters, J., Eisenberg, Y., and Caldwell, K. (forthcoming, 2021). Self-Determination and Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 

A curriculum map was created by a team of assistive technology and transition experts. Use the expand button (arrows in upper right corner) to access the full size map.