ERIC Number: ED461960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Commonly Asked Questions about Assistive Technology Devices and Services: An Educators', Parents' and Advocates' Guide.
Wolfenden, Deborah Parker
This monograph, intended for Maine educators, presents basic information in question-and-answer format on assistive technology (AT) devices and services and the role of AT in delivering appropriate education to children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Questions and answers are divided into the following topics: (1) definitions, relevant provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the role of the Individualized Education Program; (2) family involvement, including how and when families are involved, ways that schools and parents can work in partnership to ensure provision of AT devices and services, and responsibilities of parents, students, and teachers in maintenance and repair of AT; (3) assessment and evaluation of AT and components of an AT evaluation; (4) training and professional development on how to use the assistive technology devices; and (5) funding sources. Also provided are sample questions to ask in device assessment. These questions consider choice options, characteristics and features, availability and purchase, examination and use, wear and maintenance, technical features, and transportation of the device. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Legal Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, School Responsibility, Services
Maine CITE Coordinating Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Tel: 207-621-3195; Fax: 207-621-3193; Tel: 207-621-3482 (TTY). Web site: http://www.MaineCITE.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)