• Assistive Technology


    An assistive technology device is any “item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of that device.” [20 USCS §1401(1)(2)34 C.F.R. 300.5].

    An assistive technology service refers to any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. This includes the following for a child with a disability:

    • The evaluation of the needs of such a child, including a functional evaluation of the child in his or her customary environment;

    • Purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by children with disabilities;

    • Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices;

    • Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices;

    • Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability, or, if appropriate, the child’s family;

    • Training or technical assistance for professionals, employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of that child. 

    [20 USC §1401(1)(2)34 C.F.R. 300.6].


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