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- RESNA Catalyst Highlights
- NATTAP Highlights (RTF format)
- OSEP Letters
The following letters are those filed by OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) at the U.S. Department of Education specifically referencing funding AT under IDEA.
- Policies of the Education of the Handicapped Act on Funding AT (1990)
This document is the response letter Susan Goodman, Lawyer/Consultant, received from OSEP pertaining to the policies of the Education of the Handicapped Act (the precursor to IDEA) on funding assistive technology, especially in regard to the Individual Education Program (IEP).
- CCTV Home Use & Time Limits for IEP Implementation (1991)
This letter responds to a parent's question on whether a student who requires a CCTV for school use may also utilize the same equipment at home to continue studies and if there is a time limit on IEP implementation.
- Hearing Aids (1993)
OSEP's response to whether the school district is responsible for purchasing a hearing aid under IDEA if the hearing aid is put on the student's IEP.
- School Liability for Family-Owned AT (1994)
The letter addresses questions from a parent on a school and a school district's liability for a family-owned AT device used to implement a child's IEP.
- Eyeglasses Policy (1995)
The letter addresses a question from the Witchita, Kansas Department of Special Education on whether local educational agencies (LEAs) have an obligation to provide eye glasses to children with disabilities under Part B of IDEA (Part B).
- Use and Transfer of Ownership of AT Device (1998)
This letter answers questions regarding the use of AT devices purchased with federal funds under Part B of IDEA to be used by and transfer the ownership to a vocational rehabilitation program under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
- Lemon Laws
Lemon laws offer consumer protection for those who purchase items that are defective. Several states have passed lemon laws to guard consumers against purchases of "lemon" assistive technology. Thirty-eight AT Act projects have worked with the consumers in their states to pass assistive technology "lemon," or warranty legislation to protect consumers against assistive technology with substantial or continuing defects.
- TAP Bulletins (1994-2000 publication dates)