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Services to Preschool Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education (2010) -- Available formats:
This is the Volume 13 number 3 Winter 2009-2010 issue of the AT Advocate which details what services and funding are available for young children under IDEA.
IDEA, Part C: Early Intervention Services to Infants and Toddlers Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2006) -- Available formats:
This article describes the Part C (Early Intervention) Program; explains what services are available through the program, including assistive technology (AT) devices and services and how to apply for them; explains how a child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed; and details the options available when a family wishes to challenge the denial of services. When first enacted, Early Intervention was in Part H of the IDEA. With the reauthorization of the IDEA in 1997 (IDEA'97), the program was moved to Part C.
Early Intervention - AT and the Young Child - English PDF for Printer (2008) -- Available formats:
This consumer brochure describes how AT can help young children function better.
Early Intervention - AT and the Young Child - Spanish PDF for Printer (2008) -- Available formats:
This document provides the master for the printer - In Spanish
Early Intervention - Zip File with all files for printer (2008) -- Available formats:
This zipped file provides all the files needed by the printer to print the Early Intervention brochure
Early Intervention Brochure - AT and the Young Child - English Text Only (2008) -- Available formats:
This brochure describes the use of AT by young children to aid in increased functioning. Text only
Early Intervention Brochure - AT and the Young Child - Reader's Sample PDF (2008) -- Available formats:
This brochure provides information to consumers about the use of AT by young children.
Early Intervention Brochure - La Asistencia Tecnológica y la Niñez - Spanish Text only (2008) -- Available formats:
This consumer brochure describes the use of AT by young children to increase function. In Spanish. Text Only
Early Intervention Initiatives in Assistive Technology - July 15, 2010 - Powerpoint (2010) -- Available formats:
This presentation describes the Colorado statewide AT program that provides services to young children. It describes the consultant network, the training, the loan bank, and plans for the future. Goals for the upcoming year include increase the numbers served, enhancing branding and marketing of the program, and expanding the training available to the providers in the state.
Early Intervention Initiatives in Assistive Technology - July 15, 2010 - Transcript (2010) -- Available formats:
Brian Burne and Maureen Melonis of Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado shared information on the network of early intervention (EI) providers who have gone through training with AT Partners in order to serve as a resource for their local EI community. Beth Heyd of the Westchester Institute for Human Development with New York State TRAID Center also provided information on the long term collaboration with the counties in their region to provide an early intervention device demonstration and loan program.
EPSDT & AT - May 13, 2010 Powerpoint (2010) -- Available formats:
Diana Straube presents information about the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT). She describes the main components of the program, what DME is covered and what AT services can be covered. Also included are two case studies.
EPSDT & AT - May 13, 2010 Transcript and MP3 (2010) -- Available formats:
Diana Straube from Neighborhood Legal Services presented information on the special requirements of the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) and how they can be used to meet unique AT-related needs for children under the age of 21.
Meeting the AT Needs of Preschool Students Under the IDEA – June 17, 2010 - Powerpoint (2010) -- Available formats:
This presentation covers IDEA Part C and selected parts of Part B. It describes the components of Part C and the purpose of the provisions, who is eligible, and the process that is followed. It details the role of the service provider, the coordination needed, the evaluations and the development of the individualized family service plan. It discusses the AT covered and provides examples.
Meeting the AT Needs of Preschool Students Under the IDEA – June 17, 2010 - Transcript and MP3 (2010) -- Available formats:
Ron Hager from the National Disability Rights Network presented information on the variety of funding sources available to preschool students needing AT. One of the most important is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part C of the IDEA, the early intervention program for infants and toddlers, covers children with disabilities from birth through age two. The school-age provisions of the IDEA, Part B, cover students beginning at age three.