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About the HIAT Team


To provide training and consultation to build the capacity of classroom environments to incorporate technology options for all students.


HIAT is a collaborative team that applies the principles of universal design for learning to support school teams to meet the needs of all students.


  • To build the internal capacity of schools to use technology to improve the performance of struggling students. HIAT focuses on: 
  • Providing training and consultation on accessible technology 
  • Developing and sharing resources for implementing the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) 
  • Supporting  MCPS staff with the process of AT Consideration   

Staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers  

Linda2016 Linda Bastiani Wilson, MA, Ed.

HIAT Team Leader, Instructional Specialist for Assistive Technology
Linda leads the HIAT team and is also responsible for assistive technology in the Department of Special Education Services

Bill2016Bill McGrath, MS, OTR/L

Assistive Technology Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Instructional Specialist

Bill works half time for the HIAT team and half time as the Instructional Specialist for Physical Disabilities Programs.

Eithne2016Eithne Ellis, OTR/L MAT

Assistive Technology Specialist, Occupational Therapist
Certified Teacher

Tiffany2017Tiffany Howard, OT/L

Occupational Therapist

Alice2016Alice Wright/L

Assistive Technology Specialist,
Special Educator

Kathleen2016Kathleen Hamm

IT Services Tech Assistant II

Physical Disabilities Program
8001 Lynnbrook Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 657-4959

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