ERIC Number: ED358609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Funding for Assistive Technology: A Guide and Directory for Utah.
Hammond, Marilyn; And Others
This guide identifies sources of funding for purchasing assistive technology for people with disabilities. It outlines eligibility requirements, specifies which devices can be obtained from which sources of funding, and discusses how to effectively approach the funding process. It begins by defining assistive technology categories, describing the Utah Assistive Technology Program, and identifying types of Utah funding sources. Steps in applying for funding are detailed, and the appeals process is explained. A directory of Utah funding agencies is then presented, including: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Division of Services for People with Disabilities, Division of Aging and Adult Services, Utah Easter Seal Society, Department of Health, Independent Living Program, Medicaid, Medicare, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Education, United Cerebral Palsy Association, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Industrial Commission of Utah. For each agency, the following information is provided: contact person; address and telephone number; eligibility criteria; appeals process; unique considerations; and areas of coverage (such as ambulation, seating and posturing, bedroom aids, and communication). (JDD)
Descriptors: Agencies, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Financial Support, Mobility Aids, Purchasing, Sensory Aids, State Programs, Technology
Utah Assistive Technology Program, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6855 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Utah