ERIC Number: ED342181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology: A Funding Workbook. Part I, A Road Map to Funding Sources. Part II, An Outline of Federal Laws and Rules. 1991 Edition. RESNA Technical Assistance Project.
Morris, Michael W.; Golinker, Lewis A.
This compilation on assistive technology devices and services aims to improve understanding of funding streams and creative ways to eliminate funding barriers in Medicaid, special education, and vocational rehabilitation. The first part comprises a workbook titled "A Road Map to Funding Sources." It assists in creating a systematic approach to identifying public and private funding streams for assistive technology in a state. It attempts to identify entry points for a particular funding source, bridges to other funding options, and ways to avoid detours and stop signs that delay or deny reimbursement for assistive technology. Following discussions of the major financial assistance systems and their values, the workbook outlines 14 problem-solving challenges to expand understanding of what is possible with public and private funding. These challenges address the areas of interagency coordination, agency responsibility, private insurance, and others. The workbook also provides excerpts from relevant federal regulations and data on state allotments for assistive technology projects. The second part, "Outline of Federal Laws and Rules," describes specific sections of federal laws and rules relating to the Medicaid program, special education (including early intervention), and vocational rehabilitation (including supported employment) that are resources for assistive technology funding. This information covers mandatory and optional services, statutory and regulatory terms, program criteria supporting funding, program criteria serving as funding barriers, and eligibility criteria. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Aid, State Federal Aid, Supported Employment, Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.