ERIC Number: ED185784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Assistive Devices for Handicapped Students: A Model and Guide for a Statewide Delivery System.
Gibbs, Linda; And Others
The document describes a model for an assistive device center that can provide a cost effective, coordinated delivery system to assure that handicapped students who need adaptive aids and equipment have access to them and are trained in their most efficient use. The model is explained in terms of purposes and objectives, personnel, location and facilities, services and implementation, education and outreach, and interagency cooperation and funding. Guidelines for implementation and an estimated budget are presented for the model's four phases: planning and awareness, design and development of operating procedures, full scale operation, and full scale operation on a fee for services basis. Appended are brief descriptions of seven assistive device centers and two government agencies involved in funding, a list of vendors of assistive devices, and a list of resources. (SBH)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Electromechanical Aids, Equipment, Mobility Aids, Models, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Prostheses, Resource Centers, Sensory Aids
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.