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ERIC Number: ED447628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Paying for the Assistive Technology You Need: A Consumer Guide to Funding Sources in Washington State.
Pennell, Frances E.; Brown, Sharan E.
This manual provides Washington state consumers and their advocates with information and guidance to enable them to pursue appropriate avenues for funding assistive technology (AT). Chapter 1 discusses the legislative history of AT, the definition of AT, and basic funding strategies. Chapter 2 reviews health-related sources of AT funding including private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Washington state basic health care plans, and Washington state's high risk pool. Chapter 3 describes funding options for individuals who need AT for work or to prepare for employment. It provides an overview of the rights of people with disabilities to have AT and major sources of funding for work-related AT. Chapter 4 describes the rights of students with disabilities to AT in education, including public and private elementary and secondary schools and higher education. It also discusses other options for funding AT for students with disabilities. The following chapter discusses AT for special populations. Chapter 6 provides basic information on how to appeal denials of requests for funding AT. The last chapter describes a number of alternative funding sources. Appendices include a list of relevant resources and a sample letter of justification. (Chapters include references.) (CR)
University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability, Box 357920, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7920. Tel: 800-841-8345 (Toll Free V/TTY); Tel: 206-685-4181 (V/TTY); Tel: 206-616-1396 (TTY); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Technology and Disability.
Identifiers - Location: Washington