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Subject: Assistive Technology Funding-Deadline for Requests

Source: Heike Imler, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Educators and Administrators

Date: February 6, 2008

The Division of Special Education provides funding for school districts to obtain the assistive technology required by students' Individualized Education Programs. Missouri Assistive Technology administers the program through an application process. Requests will be processed until February 29, 2008, unless funds are depleted before that date.

Eligible assistive technology includes adaptive devices and systems necessary for delivering an appropriate educational program for students with disabilities. The assistive technology must be identified in a student's IEP as part of his/her special education services, related services, or supplementary aids and services. Eligible products must cost $1,000 or more and reimbursement is limited to a maximum of $5,000 per student.

Applications and instructions are on the Missouri Assistive Technology website at http://www.at.mo.gov/. For specific questions and additional information on this program, contact David Baker with Missouri Assistive Technology by email at David.Baker@rockhurst.edu or by phone at 877-781-6275. The ATR Reimbursement FY 07 Summary may be viewed at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/assistivepage.html.

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