ERIC Number: ED479681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-30
Navajo-ABLE: Replication Model Navajo Assistive Technology Loan Program. Final Program Evaluation.
Norton, Katie Jebb
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Navajo Assistive Bank of Loanable Equipment (Navajo-ABLE), a federally funded program designed to provide assistive technology (AT) devices, services, technical information, funding information, and training for Navajo children and youth with disabilities. The program was operated and managed under the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program. Findings from the project indicated it achieved the following accomplishments: (1) provided services to 373 students over the life of the Navajo-ABLE grant, well exceeding the 225 students estimated in the original grant proposal; (2) approval by the Navajo Nation Trust Fund of $100,000 in funding for the Navajo Assistive Technology Resource Center for 2002-04 to expand on the current AT loan bank services provided by the Navajo-ABLE consortium; (3) establishment of an AT coordinator position at Navajo OSERS; (4) establishment of cooperative agreements with five Navajo Nation Agencies who are participants in an AT loan bank consortium; (5) establishment of a comprehensive device inventory database at the Navajo-ABLE consortium loan banks; and (6) the convening of Rez-TECH 2002, an AT conference put on by the Navajo-ABLE consortium in April 2002 with more than 200 participants. A Navajo-ABLE program replication manual is attached. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.