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New Statewide AT Directors Orientation Modules

Module One: The Assistive Technology Act

The Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (ATA1998), as amended (P.L. 108-364) supports State efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology (AT) by providing States with financial assistance to implement programs designed to meet the AT needs of individuals with disabilities. State efforts include access and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services through statewide assistive technology programs, alternative financing programs, and protection and advocacy for assistive technology programs.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the AT Act.
  • Differentiate between State Level Activities and State Leadership Activities.
  • Draw distinctions and parallels between the Statewide AT Programs, Protection and Advocacy for AT Programs, and Alternative Financing Programs.

This module has three parts:

  1. Overview of Assistive Technology Act (2014) (ppt)
    PowerPoint explaining the AT Act and Statewide AT Program requirements.
  2. Statewide Program Specifics
  3. Technical Assistance Resources (2011) (word)
    This document provides information about the resources that you can contact for technical assistance.