ERIC Number: ED460465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Students with Special Needs. Technical Assistance Guide.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This guide is intended to provide information to Massachusetts school districts and families regarding the availability of, access to, and payment mechanisms for assistive technology devices and services. The first section answers 13 questions concerning topics such as the difference between an assistive technology device and an assistive technology service; responsibilities of the school district in delivery of assistive technology devices and/or services; and responsibility for evaluating a student for an assistive technology device or service. The second section provides guidelines for including assistive technology in the individualized educational plan. Guidelines address student evaluation, responsibilities of the evaluation team, school district funding obligations, and use of insurance for funding assistive technology devices or services. The third section summarizes regulatory requirements under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, and Parts B and H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. An appendix lists potential funding sources for assistive technology. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, School Districts, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act