ERIC Number: ED443202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines: Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
These guidelines were developed to address training and planning needs for North Dakota educators in the area of assistive technology for students with disabilities. The guidelines provide recommended practices to assist teams in making decisions about an individual student's need for assistive technology using a decision-making process that meets the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Following a brief introduction and definitions of key terms, individual sections address the following topics: (1) legal responsibilities; (2) assistive technology as part of the special education process; (3) training issues, (4) equipment considerations; (5) funding issues; (6) frequently asked questions and answers; and (7) technology accommodations. The final two sections list resources and references. Five appendices include federal letters of clarification on assistive technology, information on the range of assistive technology, guidelines for selecting assistive technology, the Medicaid funding procedure, and state assessment and individualized education program forms. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Special Education, Student Needs, Technology, Training
North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction, Dept. of Special Education, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-4149; Tel: 701-328-2277 (Voice); Tel: 701-328-4920 (TDD); Fax: 701-328-4149.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)