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Important legislative announcements and policies are listed, and updated, here:
The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA formerly ESEA) was signed by President Obama on 12/10/15. ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few.
For more information, visit www.ed.gov/essa.
Becomes Effective on October 1, 2015
(new policy for speech-generating devices expanding the definition of speech to include text messaging, email, and phone capabilities.)
Visit from Congressman Tom Cole
ABLE Tech welcomed Congressman Tom Cole and staff August 4. Representative Cole toured Oklahoma ABLE Tech to learn more about assistive technology programs and services in Oklahoma and around the nation.
Pictured left to right: Jeff Peters (Staff for Rep. Cole), Linda Jaco, Director of Sponsored Programs Department of Wellness at OSU, Congressman Tom Cole, Allyson Robinson, ABLE Tech Speech Language Pathologist, and Will McPherson (Staff for Rep. Cole).
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech's mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages. A tremendous variety of AT and resources are available today.