ERIC Number: ED321441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Children with Disabilities: A Guide for Family Members. P.L. 100-407: Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988. P.L. 100-360: Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.
Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III
The booklet describes the provisions and the significance of two laws which provide technology services or devices for persons with disabilities: Public Law 100-407, the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988; and Public Law 100-360, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act. The first authorizes federal funds to states which show how they will plan and develop consumer-responsive comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities. Definitions of key terms such as "assistive technology device" are given, as is information on the process of applying for a state grant, and components of eligible state programs. Suggestions are given to families regarding the law's provisions in the areas of: assessing needs, providing devices and services, disseminating information, training and technical assistance, assisting support groups, setting up model service delivery systems, coordinating public awareness, and providing access to information. The second law provides services to Medicaid-eligible infants and children including speech pathology and audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, and medical counseling and services. Among suggestions to families are ensuring that state Medicaid plans include lists of eligible services. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Infants, Technology, Therapy, Young Children
Assistant Director, Beach Center on Families and Disability, 4138 Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Beach Center on Families and Disability.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act