The assistive technology grant provides funding to schools towards the cost of computers and specialist equipment for educational purposes.
Equipment is provided for children with more complex disabilities who need essential specialist equipment which they do not already have, or which cannot be provided for them through the school’s existing IT supply.
The criteria for the scheme are set out in the below department circular 0010/2013:
The original application form or professional reports supplied to the SENO should not be re-submitted with the appeal form. In the event that new or updated reports are available, these may be submitted to SENO in support of a new application. An appeal of the decision not to award assistive technology can only be based on the information supplied when the original decision was made.